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.


Harnessing the forces of e-commerce for development

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.


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