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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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Retailers in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain find growing consumer demand for sustainably sourced products. Many work in partnership with their suppliers, both inside and outside the European Union, to introduce environmental and social standards, according to an ITC company survey...

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This report shows how sustainability standards can be a powerful tool for post-pandemic recovery.

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International business investors can embed sustainability in each step of their operations. This guide describes the social, environmental and economic practices that international firms must understand when entering a new market.

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Sustainability initiatives are more effective and efficient when they fully engage the middle tiers of supply chains.Those creating sustainability initiatives (a standards-setting organization, government or company) will find useful guidance, including corporate approaches to sustainable sourcing,...

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This publication offers guidance to governments and businesses in value chains on how to make effective sustainability claims on products and, ultimately, aims at empowering consumers to make informed sustainable choices.Jointly produced with UN Environment and the UN 10YFP Consumer Information...

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With the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the United Nations has called on the private sector to contribute more to achieving the sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This report helps decision makers in the public and private sectors to understand where voluntary sustainability...

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Set within the context of increasing Chinese investment in Africa, this guide for Chinese investors shows how to embrace sustainability along their investment journey in Ethiopia. The guide contains mandatory requirements and additional sustainability practices for agroprocessing and light...

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Set within the context of increasing Chinese investment in Africa, this guide for Chinese investors shows how to embrace sustainability along their investmentjourney in Zambia. The guide contains mandatory requirements and additional sustainability practices for agroprocessing and light...

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Set within the context of increasing Chinese investment in Africa, this guide for Chinese investors shows how to embrace sustainability along their investmentjourney in Mozambique. The guide contains mandatory requirements and additional sustainability practices for agroprocessing and light...

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Set within the context of increasing Chinese investment in Africa, this guide for Chinese investors shows how to embrace sustainability along their investmentjourney in Kenya. The guide contains mandatory requirements and additional sustainability practices for agroprocessing and light...

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Sustainability standards continue their growth across the world. This fifth global report provides insights into certified agriculture and forestry, and shapes decisions of policymakers, producers and businesses working to address systemic labour and environmental challenges through certified...

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Sustainability standards continue their growth across the world. This fourth global report provides new insights into the evolution of certified agriculture and forestry. ITC has teamed up once again with the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture and the International Institute for...

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