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.


More integration, less poverty

Africa is the world’s least integrated region in terms of internal trade flows. Trade among African countries has for decades hovered at around 10% of the continent’s total – well below Europe’s 70%, Asia’s 50%, or even Latin America’s 20%. Research conducted by the International Trade Centre (ITC) has shown that African exports often face higher trade barriers in neighbouring countries than they do in other parts of the world.


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