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Cotton Exporter’s Guide

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The guide is a reference book that provides a comprehensive view of all aspects of the cotton value chain from a market perspective, and an overview of the world cotton market. It outlines factors influencing supply and demand, and market trends; considers major issues of the sector, including trade policy and WTO issues; deals with textile processing of cotton, cotton quality and its determinants, and cotton contamination; covers various aspects of cotton trading and export marketing; looks at e-commerce, the ICE Futures U.S. and other futures markets for cotton; reviews the market for different types of cotton, including organic cotton; presents market profiles of the main importing countries in Asia (Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Thailand) and Turkey, with recommendations on how to approach their cotton-consuming textile industries. Annexes contain a list of international cotton associations, as well as lists of useful addresses and web resources.

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Foreword

There is no doubt that cotton has become a litmus test for the development dimension of WTO Doha Development Agenda (DDA), launched in 2001. It was in 2003 that the issue of cotton tariffs, domestic and export subsidies was brought to the fore by the Cotton-4 (Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mali) with the support of the African Union, the least developed countries, and the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries.

English Spanish, French

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