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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.

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Trade: The key to a sustainable post-2015 development agenda

To achieve sustainable development there is a significant need for new ideas, products and technologies in each and every country in the world. This is why trade and transport are critical for sustainable development. If a new energy efficient water pump, solar panel or vaccine cannot cross a border without expensive delays and extra costs, then it will slow the transition to a greener and more sustainable economy. Increased trade brings efficiency gains, stimulates innovation and yields higher income growth. The importance of trade in bringing about sustainable economic growth cannot be overemphasized.

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