Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Second round of ITC's Market Analysis Tools Workshop for Azerbaijan Republic

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Aras Free Zone

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Training
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TP-EH8437
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<p>The development and empowerment of human resources in the field of international trade and export is one of the most important goals and programs of commercial organizations. Based on this and after the successful holding of the first course of "ITC's Market Analysis Tools Online Workshop" in February 2024; "The National Confederation of Entrepreneurs Organizations of the Republic of Azerbaijan", "Ara Free Zone" and "Export Management Companies Association " have decided to hold this workshop for the human resources of the Republic of Azerbaijan from Jun 30 2024 to Jul 04 2024 in Aras Free Zone (Jolfa and Tabriz cities) in Iran. In this course, in addition to market analysis, B2B events and visits to industries will also be held.</p>

Institutional Benchmarking Assessment of ITPO

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Teheran

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TP-JL7669
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<p>This activity is based on the ITC Benchmarking for Trade Methodology and platform that will allow ITPO to join a community of good practices implemented by the leading export promotion agencies around the world.</p><p>The ITC Benchmarking for trade was recently enhanced to provide a comprehensive and muti-dimensional perspective on Institutional performance. The analysis will be conducted using a specific model that has been developed by ITC to assess trade promotion agencies in all its areas of operation, including its strategy, organizational structure, resources and processes, service delivery mechanisms and result measurement systems against the best practices of leading trade promotion agencies. The model uses more than 200 indicators of performance based on good practices of the most successful trade promotion agencies.&nbsp;</p><p>In addition to the core technical analysis ITPO will benefit form a review and analysis of other important drivers of performance including digital readiness and organizational culture. The analysis will also provide a review of ITPO levels processes and practices in relation to inclusive and sustainable growth.&nbsp;</p>

OIC: Trade and market intelligence for ICDT
Contact
First name
Mathieu
Last name
Loridan
Email
loridan@intracen.org

Sustainable Development Goals

This project contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals, as defined by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

<p>The project will strengthen ICDT services on trade intelligence to support the public and private sector from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to make better informed decisions and, in the long term, to contribute to an increase of trade between OIC Member States through the embedding of Market Analysis Tools, the development of an online Trade Helpdesk and the development of trade-related studies.</p>

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C175
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Poor Communities and Trade Programme
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Simone
Last name
Cipriani
Email
cipriani@intracen.org
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Sustainable Development Goals

This project contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals, as defined by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

<p>Poor Communities and Trade Programme (PCTP), at the International Trade Centre (ITC), aims to reduce global poverty by strengthening the capacities of developing country micro-entrepreneurs, social enterprises and emerging designers for export trade, in order to connect them with international buyers, in the value chain of ethical fashion, through an inclusive business model.</p><p>PCTP provides technical expertise and business support to informal micro-enterprises and to emerging designers, through a business support infrastructure (based on hubs managed by social enterprises) that enables them to acquire capacities to set up and manage production and quality control systems, logistics and supply chain management, market identification and buyer negotiation skills. This market-based approach to poverty reduction provides micro-entrepreneurs form the informal sector (for the majority women) &nbsp;with the direct benefits of trade by creating jobs and facilitating business opportunities resulting in increased incomes, improved livelihoods and new linkages to the formal economy.</p><p>Within its social enterprises around the world, ITC&rsquo;s Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI) in <u><strong>2019&nbsp;</strong>focus on the following deliverables<strong>:</strong></u></p><ul><li><strong><strong>Living wage assessments are carried out in 8 project countries</strong></strong></li><li><strong>African Fashion Fund in collaboration with the Ethical Fashion Initiative&nbsp;</strong></li><li><strong><strong>New business model, based on online trade is developed and launched</strong></strong></li><li><strong>Events in coordination with the UN Alliance for Sustainable Fashion are organised</strong></li><li><strong>Generating awareness on the impacts of climate change and conflicts affecting livelihoods of people in selected project countrie</strong></li></ul><p><strong><u>In 2020</u></strong> the Initiative will focus on the following deliverables:</p><p><span style="font-weight: 700;"><strong>Output 3.1: Accelerator launched with six African designers 4 of which are from countries not involved in the existing project frameworks of the EFI (expansion of EFI&rsquo;s network and creation of new opportunities for intra-African trade).&nbsp;</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-weight: 700;">Output 3.2: <strong>Eritrea project framework tested through preliminary activities, designed and submitted&nbsp;</strong></span></p><p>In 2021</p>

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Culture project: Identity Building and Sharing Business Initiative
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Simone
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Cipriani
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cipriani@intracen.org
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Boosting the creative industries 

Culture reflects a people’s uniqueness, value and heritage. Strengthening a nation’s culture through its art, fashion and design, builds social networks, reinforces identities and creates trade and business opportunities.  

The International Trade Centre’s Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI) Culture showcases creativity and talent in art, photography, cinema and music in Côte d’Ivoire, Iran, Kenya, Mali, Tajikistan, Uganda and Uzbekistan. 

We work with the private sector to strengthen these cultural sectors and increase their exports.  

EFI builds on existing skills and creativity, investing in human, productive and marketing capacity to bring intrinsic value to the surface, so people across the world can enjoy it and the communities creating it can thrive.  

The EU supports the EFI Culture Programme as part of “Investing in Culture and Creativity,” launched in 2017. 

 

When I was a little girl, I liked to sit near my mother and observe her when she was sewing dresses. Later on, I adopted these skills. This knowledge turned into an income-generating activity that has helped cover all of my children’s expenses. I am always working on developing my skills to do my best when completing each order.
When I was a little girl, I liked to sit near my mother and observe her when she was sewing dresses. Later on, I adopted these skills. This knowledge turned into an income-generating activity that has helped cover all of my children’s expenses. I am always working on developing my skills to do my best when completing each order.
Mavjuda Nabieva
Embroiderer, OZARA
Social Enterprise specialised in embroidery, Tajikistan
Social Enterprise specialised in embroidery, Tajikistan
I am happy to be able to stay at home and contribute to my family’s income. We get more money than the workers of the other fields, and I like weaving new motifs of Adras and Velvet with every new project. I would like to thank all the people who bought the woven fabrics for this project.
I am happy to be able to stay at home and contribute to my family’s income. We get more money than the workers of the other fields, and I like weaving new motifs of Adras and Velvet with every new project. I would like to thank all the people who bought the woven fabrics for this project.
Charos
Ikat Uz
Social Enterprise specialised in weaving, Uzbekistan
Social Enterprise specialised in weaving, Uzbekistan
I am still facing many challenges. But I hope that one day soon I might have a chance to get investors or donors interested in my business, so I can sell my fashion locally and internationally.
I am still facing many challenges. But I hope that one day soon I might have a chance to get investors or donors interested in my business, so I can sell my fashion locally and internationally.
Safiatou Kone
Safi Creations
Jewellery Business, Cote D’Ivoire
Jewellery Business, Cote D’Ivoire
The Accelerator has taught me to appreciate and understand my brand and its potential. EFI was able to bring that out. The Accelerator has left me feeling more confident and competitive in the global fashion market and provided me with additional value in what I’m doing.
The Accelerator has taught me to appreciate and understand my brand and its potential. EFI was able to bring that out. The Accelerator has left me feeling more confident and competitive in the global fashion market and provided me with additional value in what I’m doing.
Jennifer Mulli
JIamini Kenya
EFI Designer Accelerator Brand
EFI Designer Accelerator Brand
Strengthening a nation’s culture through art, fashion and design builds social networks, reinforces identities and creates business opportunities.
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Sustainable Development Goals

This project contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals, as defined by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

<p>EFI has mobilised consumers and creative skills to leverage a new positioning for artisans from marginalized communities in the international markets of lifestyle and fashion/luxury. EFI has enabled new creative talents to trade internationally and to get access to platforms of e-commerce and promotion that are reshaping the segment of ethical fashion, which is now a mainstream part of the market.</p><p>EFI&rsquo;s experience illustrates how investing in human capital through culture means bringing about change at the level of:</p><ul><li>Individuals, who become involved in training, capacity building and personal transformation/consciousness raising, workshops and/or business processes, dialogue and encounters;</li><li>Consumers and citizens, who become mobilized through media and/or action campaigns;</li><li>Professional development, supply and collaboration networks, who become involved through a series of relationship-building processes, joint efforts and practical programs on substantive problems linked to product development and market responses; and,</li><li>Communities, where social capital is developed and/ or solidified by connecting new human resources (from the informal sector) to existing formal business and social networks.</li></ul>

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B542
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Iran: Trade-Related Technical Assistance
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Marie-Claude
Last name
Frauenrath
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frauenrath@intracen.org
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Fostering inclusive and sustainable trade-led growth in Iran 

The International Trade Centre’s EU-Iran Development project is designed to improve Iran’s growing private sector. The five-year 2019-2023 project brings together Iranian policymakers, trade support institutions, private sector organizations, and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). 

Together with these stakeholders, we are: 

  • implementing the National Export Strategy 

  • providing direct assistance to SMEs and taking select companies into international markets 

  • setting up the Europe-Iran Business Forum (EIBF), where over 2,000 Iranian managers and companies may receive training and engage in B2B matchmaking with European companies 

  • promoting e-commerce and capacity building on digital marketing tools 

  • enabling targeted market access into the European Union 

  • promoting sustainable, climate-resilient agriculture 

  • promoting organic certification of Iran’s unique medicinal plants, harvested mostly by women 

Improving the environment in which Iran’s private sector may thrive.
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30 May 2022
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29 May 2022
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29 May 2022
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8 May 2022
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7 May 2022
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9 May 2022
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11 May 2022
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23 May 2022
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9 May 2022
Tehran Times
8 May 2022
MEHR news agency
7 May 2022
iranpress.com
11 May 2022
en.trend.az
11 May 2022

Sustainable Development Goals

This project contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals, as defined by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

<p>The overall objective is to contribute to sustainable economic and social development in Iran, through increased and diversified trade in goods and services. More specifically, this project aims to support the business sector, including high potential SMEs, by facilitating the drafting of a National Export Strategy, supporting the development of selected value chains, providing technical cooperation to Iran&apos;s Trade Promotion Organization (I-TPO), and establishing a youth trade accelerator programme. The project was designed by ITC jointly with the Government of Iran, namely the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade (MIMT). Project partners include the ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Agriculture, Chambers of Commerce, sector associations, and the Iran Trade Promotion Organization.</p>

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Asia and the Pacific
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The new Asia-Pacific Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) that came into force in January 2022 covers a third of the world economy and will eliminate 90% of tariffs among 15 East Asian and Pacific countries. The agreement will also reduce costs and improve policy cooperation for the benefit of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises which are the engine of most economies. ITC will focus on the ability of these enterprises to compete on sustainable and specialty goods and services.

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