International Trade Forum

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.


Cotton-sector supply chain moves towards sustainable future

What is a sustainability standard? In a nutshell it is a set of principles and criteria that define good social and environmental practices in a specific sector, crop or industry. Often these standards are voluntary and have been developed by a wide group of stakeholders. In most cases a verification programme has also been set up to assure compliance with the standard.


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