International Trade Forum

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Irregular
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1564-5304 (online)
http://dx.doi.org/10.18356/1216c6be-en
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The International Trade Forum is the magazine of the International Trade Centre (ITC). It focuses on trade promotion and export development, as part of ITC’s technical cooperation programme with developing countries and economies in transition. The magazine is published quarterly since 1964 in English, French and Spanish.
 

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  24 Oct 2016 Agenda from 30 June 2016
ITC
Volume 2016 Issue 2
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  24 Oct 2016 Sri Lanka sweetens its offerings of fruits, vegetables for export
Susanna Pak

On any given day, rain or shine, Ruwan Hemage tends to his farm in Loluwagoda, Sri Lanka, about 70 kilometres outside the capital city of Colombo. Hemage, his wife and two hired workers cultivate a variety of crops on the six-hectare farm including coconuts, bananas, papayas and ginger. The main focus, however, is on pineapples, which are intercropped with or grown in close proximity to coconuts to produce a greater yield on the land. About 90% of the pineapples are exported to the Middle East.

Volume 2016 Issue 2
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  24 Oct 2016 Unlocking FDI development gains through facilitation
James Zhan

The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) holds enormous promise to gear up trade flows. WTO estimates suggest successful implementation of the TFA could reduce trade costs by 14%, which in turn could raise global goods exports by US$ 1 trillion a year – potentially boosting the world economy at a time of flagging growth. What is more, the body’s World Trade Report found that developing countries stand to capture more than half those gains, a ramification with significant implications for international development efforts.

Volume 2016 Issue 2
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  24 Oct 2016 How the digital economy is improving women’s access to global markets
Cynthia Balogh

No matter what city you are in these days you will notice people with their heads down, staring at their smartphones. One German municipality is installing warning lights in the pavement to keep distracted pedestrians from walking into oncoming trains. The safety hazard aside, what is striking is how much time people spend on their phones. Digital media and smartphones are everywhere, in every city, town and village across the globe. Consumers are connected everywhere so those institutions and businesses connecting with them are benefiting. Those that aren’t are left behind.

Volume 2016 Issue 2
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  24 Oct 2016 In line with going online: Using e-commerce to tap new markets
Susanna Pak

To sell more goods online, sell them in person. That’s what Syrian entrepreneur Rania Kinge did to expand her online market while offering handmade products ranging from bracelets and bags to scarves to soaps at a pop-up store in Geneva earlier this year.

Volume 2016 Issue 2
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  24 Oct 2016 How will digitalization change agriculture?
Achim Walter

Digitalization is fascinating. Just as we’ve been spellbound by our smartphones in recent years, watching funny videos and sharing pictures of adorable cats, in the future young farmers are likely to don digital glasses or consult devices that will help them analyse their work and make decisions.

Volume 2016 Issue 2
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  24 Oct 2016 Three ways tech will unleash Africa’s economic potential
Francis Gatare

There is a clear understanding among Africa’s more rapidly developing economic players that technology must be brought centre stage in order to continue the pace of progress.

Volume 2016 Issue 2
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  24 Oct 2016 Africa’s digital agriculture revolution
Jarle Hetland

Digital technologies can improve agriculture in Africa as they have potential to significantly raise productivity of smallholder farmers, Fabian Lange, associate research officer at the Kofi Annan Foundation, tells Jarle Hetland. As part of the organization’s Combatting Hunger Programme, which advocates for the transformation of African agriculture to ensure food and nutrition security, he has seen first-hand how going digital is transforming the continent.

Volume 2016 Issue 2
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  24 Oct 2016 Digital economy unlocks doors for women entrepreneurs in Africa
Jennifer Freedman

SawaSawa means ‘fine and dandy’ in Swahili and the women-led custom software-solutions provider bearing that name is doing ever-increasing business, thanks in large part to electronic commerce and the development of digital tools.

Volume 2016 Issue 2
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  24 Oct 2016 Harnessing the forces of e-commerce for development
Fabian Staechelin

Since its creation 20 years ago eBay has been a significant force in promoting small businesses and entrepreneurship across the United States of America and Europe. Today there are 25 million active sellers on eBay, many of them making a living selling online. During a recent visit to Africa I had the chance to meet with two Rwandan-based eBay sellers and was able to experience first-hand how online trade creates sales opportunities.

Volume 2016 Issue 2
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