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Guide to Geographical Indications

Linking Products and their Origins

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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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Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

In the relatively new exploration of this field, a number of typical questions tend to arise. This chapter presents straightforward and simple responses to the most common of these. Though the answers are not designed to be exhaustively complete, they provide the most important aspects and point to resources for more information where appropriate. A number of other resources are also provided in appendix I.

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