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ITC publications bring the business voice to sustainable trade, with a focus on developing countries. We offer guidance for trade policymakers, business support organizations and small firms. Our reports offer insights to make trade more inclusive, green, digital and competitive.

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Chinese imports of organic foods were about US$ 20 million in 2009, a limited amount compared with the size of the population, but the market has been growing rapidly and may become promising for least developed country exporters. This publication has been prepared to provide guidance to exporters...

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The Canadian market for organic food and beverages (2004) is meant to focus on those aspects of the Canadian market that are of most interest to producers and exporters in developing countries, although it may hopefully be of interest to other readers as well. It gives practical information on...

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This report has been prepared by the ITC Technical Assistance Team to provide a background to the current state of play of organic agriculture in Thailand, and offers an assessment of key issues for the supply chain, including production, marketing, research, training and extension...

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Literature review of interdependencies between public and private standards. It focuses on how governments could engage with private standards to impact their legitimacy and significance in the market; provides examples of complementarities between public and private standards. Part three of a...

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Agricultural and food products from Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia have export potential for China, as consumer demand continues to grow. This report highlights areas of greatest potential and also looks at both sides to seal more sanitary agreements to...

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Standards-related non-tariff measures affect small businesses heavily, including in the State of Palestine. This guide gives Palestinian businesses access to quality management information for their sanitary and phytosanitary measures.ITC and the German Metrology Institute joined forces with the...

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This publication concludes that organic agriculture has much to offer in both mitigation of climate change through its emphasis on closed nutrient cycles and is a particularly resilient and productive system for adaptation strategies. It also raises the issue of whether organic agriculture should be...

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Standards-related non-tariff measures affect small businesses heavily, including in Nepal. This guide gives Nepalese businesses access to quality management information for their sanitary and phytosanitary measures.ITC and the German Metrology Institute joined forces with the Federation of Nepalese...

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Standards-related non-tariff measures affect small businesses heavily, including in Jordan. This guide gives businesses in Jordan access to quality management information for their sanitary and phytosanitary measures.ITC and the German Metrology Institute joined forces with the Jordan Standards and...

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The study presents the findings of ITC research on the United States market for organic food and beverages. It identifies market prospects and business opportunities for developing countries and transition economies ; gives dat alt=a on domestic production, imports/exports and...

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South Africa: A Potential Market for Agri-food Products from Africa aims to guide exporters in developing countries—mainly in Africa—on how to access the newly emerging agri-food market in South Africa. South Africa imported US$ 325 million worth of fruits, vegetables and spices in 2009. The...

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