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World Investment Report 2014 overview: Investing in the SDGs: An action plan
FOREIGN INVESTMENT, TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATIONS, MULTINATIONAL ENTERPRISES, FOREIGN TRADE ENTERPRISES

This edition of the World Investment Report provides valuable analysis that can inform global discussions on how to accelerate progress toward the Millennium Development Goals and shape a long-range vision for a more sustainable future beyond 2015. The Report reveals an encouraging trend: after a decline in 2012, global foreign direct investment flows rose by 9 per cent in 2013, with growth expected to continue in the years to come. This demonstrates the great potential of international investment, along with other financial resources, to help reach the goals of a post-2015 agenda for sustainable development. Transnational corporations can support this effort by creating decent jobs, generating exports, promoting rights, respecting the environment, encouraging local content, paying fair taxes and transferring capital, technology and business contacts to spur development. This year’s World Investment Report offers a global action plan for galvanizing the role of businesses in achieving future sustainable development goals, and enhancing the private sector’s positive economic, social and environmental impacts. The Report identifies the financing gap, especially in vulnerable economies, assesses the primary sources of funds for bridging the gap, and proposes policy options for the future.




Published - 2014
Green Paper: Unlocking the potential of cultural and creative industries
CULTURAL INDUSTRIES, CREATIVE INDUSTRIES, BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES, TRADE OPPORTUNITIES, EUROPE

This EU Green Paper is part of a consultation to gather views on issues affecting creative and cultural industries in Europe. It looks at capacity building, skills development and promotion of creators internationally. Download the paper from http://ec.europa.eu/culture/our-policy-development/doc/GreenPaper_creative_industries_en.pdf.




Published - 2010
The CARIFORUM/EU Economic Partnership Agreement: An Executive Summary
CARIFORUM, EU, TRADE AGREEMENT, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, EPA

This booklet gives a basic outline of the EPA process, summarises the major elements of the agreement and provide an outline of the process required to ensure implementation.




Published - 2010
Innovation and intellectual property
EPA, TRADE AGREEMENTS, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, ECONOMIC INTEGRATION, INNOVATION

This paper enviseges partnerships through regotiations that will foster the establishments of strong innovation systems within CARIFORUM and Between CARIFORUM and the EC valuable integration within and between the regions making the anticipated contributoion to future sustainable development is also expected. Click link for article http://ictsd.net/downloads/2008/06/spence_paper2.pdf.




Published - 2010
2010 Report on sanitary and phytosanitary measures
FOOD STANDARDS, SANITARY AND PHYTOSANITARY MEASURES

The 2010 Report on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS Report) describe significant barriers to U.S. food and farm exports arising from measures that foreign governments apply on the ground that they are necessary to protect human, animal, or plant life or health from risks arising from the entry or spread of pests, from plant]or animal]borne pests or diseases, or from additives, contaminants, toxins, or disease-causing organisms in foods, beverages, or feedstuffs. These measures, known in World Trade Organization (WTO) parlance as sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures, play an increasingly critical role in shaping the flow of global trade. This report is focused on SPS measures that appear to be unscientific, unduly burdensome, discriminatory, or otherwise unwarranted and create significant barriers to U.S. exports. Many of these measures are hard to detect and can present particular challenges for small and medium sized enterprises. The report is available for download at: http://www.sice.oas.org/ctyindex/USA/USTR_Reports/SPS_Report_2010.pdf.




Published - 2010
Latin America and the Caribbean in the World Economy 2009 -2010. A crisis generated in the centre and a recovery driven by the emerging economies (Briefing paper)
LATIN AMERICA, CARIBBEAN, TRADE OPPORTUNITIES, UNITED STATES

According to this study, the world economy grew at an annualized rate of over 5 per cent during the first quarter of 2010, essentially because of strong growth in Asia. Exports from Latin America and the Caribbean are expected to grow by 21.4 per cent this year. Output and trade in Latin America and the Caribbean have also recovered more quickly than expected. This solid revival is largely based on the dynamism of domestic demand, a pick-up in investment and robust exports driven by demand from China and the rest of Asia, and by the normalization of demand in the United States.




Published - 2010
Commonwealth Ministers Reference Book 2009
UK, AGRICULTURE, TRADE AGREEMENTS, DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, DIRECTORY

Provides information on the objectives of the Commonwealth. Includes papers which discuss economic issues of interest to comonwealth countries. Covers agriculture, food production and rural development, trade agreements, transport, communications, industrial development and computer and information technology.  Includes illustrations and maps(General). Also see http://www.commonwealthministers.com/publications.




Published - 2009
Manoeuvring at the Margins: Constraints Faced by Small States in International Trade Negotiations
ECONOMIC AFFAIRS, TRADE, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, SMALL STATES

The publication assesses the barriers preventing small vulnerable economies (SVEs) from achieving their desired outcomes when negotiating trade agreements. Whether it is the limited human or financial resources, or lack of support from civil society or the private sector, the challenges facing small states are numerous. For further information, visit http://www.thecommonwealth.org/news/34580/34581/229597/140910manoeuvring_at_the_margins.htm.




Published - February 2010
White paper on the emergence of European world-class clusters
EUROPEAN UNION, CLUSTERS

The White Paper identifies nine guiding principles of world class clusters, as well as three challenges, and makes seven proposals for action. It highlights some of the key features of these clusters, including:
• Close and frequent personal contacts between the senior players in the cluster, covering business, academia, and local politicians;
• Excellence in research and education in the appropriate discipline;
• A tight focus on a specialisation;
• A tight geography … at the most a 30 km radius;
• A technological infrastructure that attracts customers, creative talent
• New start-ups; and
• A cultural / lifestyle infrastructure.




Published - 2010
New Register of Caribbean English Usage,
CARIBBEAN ENGLISH,DICTIONARY,LEXICOGRAPHY,REGISTER,

Discusses the development of Caribbean usage since 1992, after 'The Dictionary of Caribbean Usage' was completed. This title comprises about 700 items, including words with senses for usages, acronyms and abbreviations that have emerged out of the ecological and cultural domains of the CARICOM territories, from Guyana to Belize. Hard copy only.




Published - 2010
Export promotion and the WTO: a brief guide
EXPORT PROMOTION, SUBSIDIES, AGREEMENT ON SUBSIDIES AND COUNTERVAILING MEASURES, AGREEMENT ON AGRICULTURE, WTO, CASE STUDIES

Study looking at export promotion schemes which are consistent with international rules on subsidies, and are most frequently used by developing countries.  Examines the rules contained in the WTO Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures (ASCM), covering manufactured goods; highlights rules in the WTO Agreement on Agriculture (AoA) on subsidies, covering certain primary or agricultural products; outlines tools such as duty drawback, export credits and export guarantees, which are at the disposal of countries wishing to promote exports; presents and analyses examples of schemes in place in selected countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.




Published - 2009
African countries and the Agreement on Agriculture: what scope for sustainable development?
TRADE AGREEMENTS, AFRICA, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, WTO

This policy aims to address the issue whether the implementation of commitments under the WTO Agreement on Agriculture enhance or limit the scope th epolicy space that African countries have in addressing food security and sustainable development issues. The analysis also extends to cover potential implication under the agreements related to the Agreement on Agriculture such as the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Meaures, and the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade. To address this issue, the paper seeks to answer the following questions: what have been the results of the Uruguay Round from an African perspective; how has the Agreement on Agriculture and otherrelated agreements been implemented and what impact has this had on the scope of the policy mix in terms of food security and sustainable development in the African countries; how may the proposals for current negotiations, if implemented, impact on the food security/sustainable development objectives of African countries?




Published - 2002
EC CARIFORUM Economic Partnership Agreement: Services and Investment Commitments
ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT, EPA, SERVICES, TRADE IN SERVICES, MARKET ACCESS, CARIBBEAN, EUROPEAN UNION

Business guide focusing on the key features of the services and investment commitments within EC-CARIFORUM Economic Partnership Agreement – part 1 deals with services and investment commitments made by the European Community (EC) granting market access for Caribbean businesses; describes commitments on a sector-by-sector basis, identifying new investment and export opportunities, and the applicable limitations; part 2 outlines trade in services and investment opportunities available, and limitations applicable, to European businesses for each sector in individual Caribbean countries.




Published - 2009
Streamlining Africa's responses to the impact and implementation of the trade related aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement
TRADE AGREEMENTS, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, AFRICA, FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT, FOOD SECURITY, STANDARDS, WTO, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

This policy brief draws upon the results of the Fourth Ministerial conference of the WTO at Doha Qatar, the relevant sections of the "New African Initiative" (NAI), as well as the OAU Model Legislation, to highlight the relevance for teh African continent of the WTO's agreement on TRIPS. Focuses on the ten main issues of interest and concern for Africa; food security, enhancing Africa's export potential, access to drugs, innovation, technology transfer, FDI, employment, bio diversity, biotechnology and traditional knowledfge, education and enforcement and administrative costs.




Published - November 2001
Business guide to trade remedies in Brazil: Anti-dumping, countervailing and safeguards legislation,practices and procedures
BRAZIL, ANTI-DUMPING, SAFEGUARDS, COUNTERVAILING MEASURES, AGREEMENT ON SAFEGUARDS, AGREEMENT ON SUBSIDIES AND COUNTERVAILING MEASURES, ANTI-DUMPING AGREEMENT, WTO

Guide to trade remedy procedures (anti-dumping, countervailing and safeguard), with particular reference to trade remedy legislation and practices in Brazil; provides a description of the WTO Agreements related to trade remedies; provides an overview of the procedural aspects of anti-dumping and countervailing investigations in Brazil; outlines elements involved in anti-dumping and countervailing investigations, as established by the Brazilian anti-dumping and subsidies and countervailing measures laws; reviews safeguard measures in Brazil, covering both substantive and procedural aspects; appendices contain overviews of anti-dumping and safeguard investigations; and decrees regulating the administrative procedures regarding the imposition of countervailing and anti-dumping measures; includes bibliography (p. 325).




Published - 2009
Technical assistance services in trade policy: a contribution to the discussion on capacity-building in the WTO
WTO, TRADE POLICY, SERVICES

The purpose of this study is to provide a short overview of policies and procedures used by major multilateral agencies when formulating, implementing and assessing capacity building programmes in the field of trade policy. The objective is not to advocate any specific model of technical co-operation, but rather to pave the way for a much-needed international debate on trade policy related technical assistance (TA) by bringing to bear the experience of other organisations. With this in mind, the paper looks at institutional mechanisms provided by these agencies and presents the opinions of leading experts on capacity-building on the current state of such programmes, as well as future options. The study focuses on the WTO and, to a lesser extent, on other leading multilateral institutions in trade related TA, such as the International Trade Centre (ITC), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Bank as well as relevant non-governmental initiatives.




Published - 2001
Towards a single developmant vision and the role of the Single Economy
CSME,TRADE AGREEMENTS, CARIFORUM, CARICOM

The purpose of this study is to provide a short overview of policies and procedures used by major multilateral agencies when formulating, implementing and assessing capacity building programmes in the field of trade policy. The objective is not to advocate any specific model of technical co-operation, but rather to pave the way for a much-needed international debate on trade policy related technical assistance (TA) by bringing to bear the experience of other organisations. With this in mind, the paper looks at institutional mechanisms provided by these agencies and presents the opinions of leading experts on capacity-building on the current state of such programmes, as well as future options. The study focuses on the WTO and, to a lesser extent, on other leading multilateral institutions in trade related TA, such as the International Trade Centre (ITC), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Bank as well as relevant non-governmental initiatives.




Published - 2007
Collins Concise Spanish Dictionary
COLLINS, SPANISH, DICTIONARY, BILINGUAL

The Collins Spanish Dictionary has been revised and updated to cover all the latest vocabulary, making it ideal for intermediate to advanced learners of Spanish. Customers who buy this book get free access to Collins Concise Spanish Dictionary Online. This seventh edition of Collins Spanish Concise Dictionary is designed for students and professionals using Spanish in the course of their work or study. It draws on Collins' unique databases of Spanish and English to ensure that the user has the most complete and accurate picture of real language available today. Hard copy only.




Published - 2008
Increasing access to credit: Reforming secured transaction laws
COMMERCIAL LAW, TRADE FINANCING, CREDIT

Study presenting a framework for developing modern secured transaction laws with a view to promoting the availability of secured credit to commercial enterprises - outlines the principles for an efficient secured transaction law, and provides a methodology for reforming such laws; describes the key features of a secured transactions legal framework, covering scope, creation of security rights, priority rules, effectiveness against third parties, development of a security right register, priority needs and and enforcement; provides a sample questionnaire which could be used to start a secured transactions law reform project.




Published - 2010
Source-it: global material sourcing for the clothing industry
CLOTHING, TEXTILES, TEXTILE FABRICS, SUPPLY CHAIN, SUPPLY MANAGEMENT, VALUE CHAIN, AGREEMENT ON TEXTILES AND CLOTHING

Guide dealing with dynamics of the global textiles and clothing supply chain, and why and how garment manufacturing need to develop alternative sourcing and supply management approaches. Review historical background; discusses Chinese advantage in the international garment industry; explains different states involved in material sourcing process; deals with fabric and trim sourcing; discusses politics of trade; inclides case studies; appendices cover preferential access to the EU, summary of United States rules of origin, measures and conversions, and shipping terms/Incoterms; also includes glossary of related terms.




Published - January 2005
Model Contracts for Small Firms: Legal Guidance for Doing International Business
SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES, CONTRACTS, COMMERCIAL LAW

Book containing model forms of the main international commercial contracts that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will need in their trade transactions.  Provides Model Contracts for key trade activities such as sale of goods, distribution, services, joint ventures, international commercial agencies, long-term supply of goods, alliance or collaboration between parties, and contract manufacture agreement.




Published - 2010
The social clause and sustainable development
WTO, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, STANDARDS, TRADE AGREEMENTS

Defines the concept of sustainable development and the content of social clauses. Outlines the case for raising labour standards to promote sustainable development. Appraises some of the criticism and potential short-comings of three kinds: institutional constraints with existing instruments for fora. Reviews some additional measures that would complement a social clause in the multilaterial trade regime.




Published - 2001
Guide to Geographical Indications: Linking products and their origins
GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, DENOMINATION OR ORIGIN, AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS,C ASE STUDIES, DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Study dealing with geographical indications (GIs), documenting best practices and drawing lessons from a number of case studies in this area.  Explores the development potential for countries wishing to use GIs; outlines the elements of a successful GI strategy, and examines the different mechanisms available for protecting and fostering new GI products and services; includes a glossary of related terms, and bibliographies.




Published - 2009
Secrets of electronic commerce: a guide for small and medium-sized exporters. Second edition.
ELECTRONIC COMMERCE, SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES, DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, MARKETING, E-PROCUREMENT

Guide focusing on Internet-based services with regard to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) – identifies SME issues and constraints related to electronic commerce; explains how to develop an e-commerce strategy and conduct online market research; outlines marketing and online communication techniques; answers questions on legal and financial issues; highlights characteristics of successful websites; deals with technical, policy and country-specific issues; online procurement; describes role of ITC in providing assistance in e-commerce, as well as programmes and services offered by other international bodies; includes bibliographical references.




Published - 2009
Service Pioneers: Stories of innovative entrepreneurship
SERVICES, TRADE IN SERVICES, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, CASE STUDIES, DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES, ECONOMIES IN TRANSITION

Collection of case studies showcasing stories of innovative and creative service enterprises, mainly at the micro business level, in the least developed, developing and transition economies.  Covers Argentina, El Salvador, Guatemala, Paraguay and Uruguay; Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa; Cambodia , Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Viet Nam; China, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka; highlights how these enterprises created value for their customers through the creation of new services or, by improving the way a service is delivered; explores some of the key themes from the case studies and uses those themes to describe the dynamics and characteristics of the services business.




Published - 2009
How to Access Trade Finance: A guide for exporting SMEs
TRADE FINANCING, EXPORT FINANCING, EXPORT CREDIT, RISK MANAGEMENT, SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES

Guide dealing with the processes involved in obtaining finance for exporting SMEs. Explains the credit process of financial institutions from pre-application to loan repayment; examines the SME sector and barriers to finance, as well as the risks in lending to the SME sector as perceived by financial institutions; addresses SMEs internal assessment of financial needs, determining the right financing instruments, and finding the appropriate lenders and service providers; discusses how to approach and negotiate with banks; tackles cash flow and risk management issues; includes examples of real-life business plans and loan requests; includes bibliography.




Published - 2009
Caribbean labour relations systems: an overview
CARIBBEAN, ILO, LABOUR

Provides the historical background which helped to shape the system of industrial relations; an overview of legal framework; the influence of the International Labour Organisation and international labour standards, and developments and trends in social dialogue and social partnership. Presents a summary of the main body of labour legislation in each of the 21 countries of the English and Dutch-speaking Caribbean.




Published - 2002
CARICOM's intra-regional trade Vol 1 1990-2000
STATISTICAL DATA, CARICOM

This report presents data on intra-regional trade for the period 1990-2000 and comprises approximately 164 tables at the level of CARICOM, Member States and additional appendices. 




Published - 2002
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Dominican Republic Free Trade Act, 2001
CARICOM, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, TRADE AGREEMENT

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM), of the one part, and the Dominican Republic, of the other part, (which hereinafter shall be referred to as “the Parties”); CONSIDERING the growing process of economic globalisation and the intensification of the regional and sub-regional economic integration processes in which the Parties are deeply involved, and with the purpose of achieving more adequate integration in these processes and a more significant joint presence at their fora of negotiation; CONSIDERING the urgent need to broaden the markets of the Parties in order to achieve the economies of scale that will support better levels of efficiency, productivity and competitiveness; CONSIDERING that the symmetry and complementarity that exist between the economies of the Parties enable them to achieve levels of co-operation and integration that favour the economic development of both Parties; CONSIDERING the significance accorded by the Parties to the development of closer, more dynamic and balanced trade and investment relations between them, with clear and accurate guidelines that permit full participation of all economic agents; CONSIDERING the importance that the Parties accord to economic co-operation between them for their economic development; CONSIDERING that in order to achieve a balance of rights and obligations within the framework of this Agreement, liberalisation should include trade in goods and services, and investment regimes; CONSIDERING the rights and obligations of Member States of CARICOM and the Dominican Republic as Members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), and other relevant international agreements as well as those existing among the Member States of CARICOM under the Treaty of Chaguaramas; The Parties agree to create a Free Trade Area that includes Trade in Goods and Services, Investment and Economic Co-operation.




Published - 2001
Doing business in Curacao
CURACAO, TRADE PRACTICE, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES

With the recent advances in technology our world has become one interlinked group of nations. Curaçao, being a small part of our globe offers many opportunities for multinational investors. This guide was prepared to better acquaint potential investors with the business climate in Curaçao.




Published - July 2015
From natural resources to the knowledge economy: trade and job quality
LATIN AMERICA, ECONOMIC CONDITIONS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The report attempts to provide answers to a series of both positive and normative questions related to this fundamental concern. Specifically, we address a series of questions related to trade, natural resources, and growth in Chapters 2 to 4: Will LAC countries continue to specialize in commodities? Is their natural resource wealth their destiny? Can they build comparative advantages in technologically sophisticated economic activities related or unrelated to their natural resource wealth? Is their natural resource wealth a curse for development? Or, on the contrary, are natural resources assets for development? Is there or is there not an inescapable dilemma between the old economy based on natural resources and the new knowledge-intensive economy of the 21st century? Can natural resource-based activities be knowledge-intensive industries that lead development for a long time? In Chapter 5 we also address two questions related to trade and jobs: Are the new jobs emerging from free trade "poor-quality" jobs? Has free increased unemployment, informality, and wage inequality?




Published - 2002
Seminar Report - Good Statistics for a sustainable development of Suriname
SURINAME, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, STATISTICS

Policymakers need demographic statistics and other business indicators at detailed level, among others to understand the dynamics of SMEs and to monitor the performance and the competitiveness of the various sectors.  At the same time the private sector needs statistics to take trade- and investment decisions and to monitor market developments. The lack of reliable statistical information to underpin policy preparation and to respond to the needs of the local private sector is an important constraint for the development of the domestic private sector. Also the informal economy to a large extent escapes the quantitative analyses and only relevant information from qualitative research can be obtained to complete the statistics. The objective of the seminar is, in cooperation with the institutes involved in the collection and dissemination of statistics (including GBS), to create the awareness between the private sector and the public sector for the use, the availability and the value of statistics for a sustainable development of Suriname.




Published - June 26, 2009
Information Communication Technologies in CARIFORUM states. An Assistance Roadmap
ICT, CARIFORUM, MARTINIQUE

The report on the Caribbean Export Working Group of ICT Experts  is based on the meeting held at the Chambre De Commerce in Fort de France, Martinique on Monday, June 18, 2007, from 10:30 am – 7:00pm. Each participant was asked to provide a broad overview of the main characteristics of the sector in their respective states, including but not limited to the structure and organizational context, policy and related issues, opportunities and challenges in the sector. To focus the discussion on the export context, the consultant provided an overview of the global ICT sector and based on prior research identified the challenges in the region generally and as it relates to investment and export, specifically. Thereafter the discussions were focused to respond to the following key questions:

1. The level of interest in and common challenges to the export of ICTs; 2. Specific areas of collaboration; 3. Specific areas where technical interventions were likely to be most impactful; 4. Specific commitments and action items in taking the process forward.

To ensure the report had the benefit of the most relevant and current information on the state of the sector (including the most recent innovation initiatives) and to exploit further opportunities for networking with the region’s ICT experts, the consultant also attended the MadinTech Conference on behalf of Caribbean Export. Finally, other available studies and reports on the development of ICTs in the region were consulted to ensure the recommendations and proposed interventions had the benefit of the prevailing wisdom and were appropriately prioritized. 

The information is reported as presented and in some instances the submissions do not represent a complete catalogue of the initiatives and movement in each issue area. However, the outcomes of the working group were not impacted to any great extent by these inconsistencies since the gaps, where relevant to the discussion on intervention strategies were either provided by the regional summary or by the participants in the discussion portion of the working group activities. Together these provide the context for the discussions in Martinique and the rationale for the outcomes from the session.




Published - June 30, 2007
Doing business 2010: reforming through difficult times
TRADE PRACTICES, BUSINESS CUSTOM, ECONOMIC CONDITIONS

Access to Doing Business reports as well as subnational and regional reports, reform case studies and customized country and regional profiles.  For additional inforwation visit http://www.doingbusiness.org/downloads.




Published - 2009
Special and Differential Treatment in CARICOM
CARICOM, OECS, REGIONAL COOPERATION, TARIFF POLICY, RULES OF ORIGIN, TRADE AGREEMENTS, TRADE POLICY

This document provides an analysis and assessment of Special and Differential Treatment in CARICOM. It's obejectives are to: describe and analze the provisions for Special and Differential treatment in CARICOM; Establish their purpose and examine how these have been rendered operational in practice; Establish the effects and implications on sectors, firms, products receiving special and differential Treatment; Provide policy recommendations regarding Special and Differential Treatment. Special and differential treatment provisions were designed in principle to facilitate the accession and participation of the Less Developed Economies and in particular of the Organisation of the Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) in the CARICOM trade and integration regime.




Published - February 07, 2007
A rainbow technology for a rainbow people: e-business capacity development for the CARICOM
ECOMMERCE, CARICOM, MARKET RESEARCH, COMMODITY AGREEMENTS

This paper analyses the situation in each member state and in doing so highlights the gaps or requirements for e-business capacity development that need to be addressed at the national and regional level.




Published - 2001
Technical Barriers to Trade Part 4: Conformity Assessment
NONTARIFF BARRIERS, TRADE BARRIERS, WTO

The WTO Agreement on TBT defines conformity assessment as any procedure used, directly or indirectly, to determine that relevant requirements in technical regulations or standards are fulfilled. Conformity assessment procedures include, inter alia, procedures for sampling, testing and inspection; evaluation, verification and assurance of conformity; registration, accreditation and approval as well as their combinations.




Published - October 2010
Free Trade Area of the Americas: the scope of the negotiations
FTAA, FREE TRADE AREA, TRADE AGREEMENTS

The purpose of this work is to analyze the negotiation agenda of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), its participants¿ main interests and the main conflicts that might arise in the process. Hence, a revision of the core interests pursued by countries in each of the nine FTAA negotiating groups is made. Interests are classified into "defensive" and "offensive". The first, are those pursued by the status quo, generally associated with the protection of the domestic market, and the latter, respond to the objective of achieving free access to the markets of participating countries. Then, diverse factors characterizing the FTAA negotiation as a unique initiative, are examined, namely: (1) the ambitious negotiation agenda and the relatively short time for its accomplishment; (2) the high number of participating countries; (3) diversity in size and productive structure of participating countries; (4) the coincidence of FTAA negotiations, the Doha Round and trade agreements signed by a significant number of countries in the region; (5) the coexistence of the future hemispheric agreement with current trade and other agreements in the region; and (6) the USA political environment. - See more at: https://publications.iadb.org/handle/11319/2563#sthash.rt4fzzwd.dpuf.




Published - June 2003
MERCOSUR report 2001-2002
MERCOSUR, TRADE AGREEMENTS, FOREIGN TRADE

The eighteen months from June 2001 to end December 2002 were a period of unprecedented economic crisis within MERCOSUR, stemming from the sharp external shock that, with different characteristics, origins, and consequences in each member country, manifested itself in the blocs two main economies as the exhaustion of market or voluntary credit. This phenomenon occurred in the context of a world economy with little momentum, one finding it highly difficult to recover the growth rate of the 1990s, and characterized, in particular, by limited flows of liquidity towards emerging markets. Unlike the traumatic events of recent years, this was not a case of mere contagion effect among neighboring and partner countries. - See more at: https://publications.iadb.org/handle/11319/2953#sthash.7tqO2KzF.dpuf.




Published - January 2003
Aid for Trade : Supporting Trade Preference Reform
AID FOR TRADE, TRADE FACILITATION, DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Aid-for-trade programs can help strengthen low-income countries' supply capacity and knowledge of trade preferences, which will allow them to take fuller advantage of these preferences. Aid for trade to support preference reform can be divided into three categories: (i) creation of information-sharing mechanisms to ensure that governments, SMEs and other businesses are aware of the opportunities that preferential market access offers; (ii) capacity-building support to overcome supply-side and policy constraints; and (iii) support to ease the adjustments to preference erosion that will inevitably occur. As with other aid initiatives, coordination and cohesion among assistance programs is critical for success. Deliver mechanisms such as the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF), the Trade Facilitation Facility (TFF), and the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF), are aimed at facilitating such coordination, but more could be done. And, as preference programs are intended to be temporary, aid for trade can also facilitate graduation from these programs and compensate beneficiaries for preference erosion. Unfortunately, this are is still lacking the level of innovation and financial support needed.




Published - 2010
World Investment Report 2015: Reforming International Investment Governance
INVESTMENT, FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT, DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT AGREEMENTS

The World Investment Report tackles the key challenges in international investment protection and promotion,including the right to regulate, investor-state dispute settlement, and investor responsibility. Furthermore, it examines the fiscal treatment of international investment, including contributions of multinational corporations in developing countries, fiscal leakage through tax avoidance, and the role of offshore investment links. The Report offers a menu of options for the reform of the international investment treaties regime, together with a roadmap to guide policymakers at the national, bilateral, regional and multilateral levels. It also proposes a set of principles and guidelines to ensure coherence between international tax and investment policies.




Published - 2015
Agritrade News Update
AGRICULTURE, RURAL COOPERATION, WTO, ACP, EU, NEGOTIATION

Agritrade aims to create and heighten awareness of the critical issues, deadlines and fora of discussions on agriculture and rural cooperation and provides information on developments pertinent to the ACP-EU negotiations and related developments in the WTO. For further information visit http://agritrade.cta.int/en/Back-issues/Agriculture-monthly-news-update/2010.




Published - 2010
Prospects for CARICOM Services Exports in Information and Communications Technology: Trade and Investment Issues
ICT, CARICOM, SERVICES, TRADE, INVESTMENT

The purpose of this paper is to discuss and asses the challenges to CARICOM deriving from these various negotiating forums and processes for services4 in particular as it relates to CARICOM service exports in information and communications technology and to provide recommendations on how CARICOM as a region should approach impending negotiations.




Published - 2003
CARIFORUM - EU Business Forum: Recommendations and Findings on ICT: Reaping the Benefits of the EPA
CARIFORUM, EU, EPA, ICT

The CARIFORUM and the EU business sectors established the CARIFORUM-EU Business Forum on November 26th, 2008 in Barbados. The Forum, which follows the signing of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) in October 2008, will serve as the framework for public-private sector dialogue for fostering business between the two regions. The main objective of this Forum is to promote business among operators from both the Caribbean and the EU and to identify key sectors that will become the economic drivers to assist both regions - most particularly the Caribbean - in reaping the benefits of the EPA.




Published - 2008
Guidelines for Exporters of Fruit and Vegetables to the European Market
EU, FRUIT, VEGETABLES, MARKETING RESEARCH

This hardbook provides an introduction to the trade in the EU, looking in turn at the EU and its constituents markets, products with potential, the practicabilities of an export enterprise and finally the regulations. Addresses, trade fairs and bibliography complete the appendices of the handbook. To read this handbook visit http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/commonwealth/trade/guidelines-for-exporters-of-fruit-vegetables-to-the-european-markets_9781848597396-en.




Published - January 2001
The CARICOM Environment in Figures 2004
CARICOM, STATISTICS, ENVIRONMENT

This report was prepared by the CARICOM Secretariat, statistics sub-programme based on data submitted by Member States and Associate Members, from the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and from other regional and national organisations.  The publication focusses on twelve (12 themes which are: Population and Households, Tourism, Environmental Health, Natural Disasiers, Energy and Minerals, Land Use and Agriculture, Coastal and Marine Resources, Biodiversity, Forest, Air, Waste and Water.




Published - 2008
Doing business in Bermuda: A country commercial guide for US companies
BERMUDA, TRADE PRACTICES, TRADE FACILITATION, TRADE OPPORTUNITIES, TRADE POLICY, IMPORT POLICY, INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

This publication provided information on the Bermudian political and economic environment, trade regulations and standards and the investment climate.  Also looks at trade and project financing, market research, trade events and leading sectors for U.S. export and investment.




Published - 2008
Report on the Caribbean Export / Caribbean Design Network 2nd Product Development and Creative Workshop, August 11-12, 2009
DESIGN, CARIBBEAN, HANDICRAFTS, CARIBBEAN DESIGN NETWORK

The overall goal of the Caribbean Design Network/Onsite Caribbean Project is to increase the competitiveness of micro and small sized enterprises in the region through the development of export-ready craft collections and to launch and promote these collections in regional and international markets.




Published - 2009
Regional e-Preparedness Report: State of e-Business and Potential for Development in the Caribbean Region.,
CARIBBEAN, CARICOM, ELECTRONIC COMMERCE, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.,

Paper focusing on the status of e-trade readiness of the 13 member States of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), and outlining basic e-trade readiness factors for each country - assesses extent of the presence of e-trade practices within the business enterprises, used in the context of international trade; analyses the extent of e-trade support network and initiatives already in place in each country; examines the level of infrastructure and policies conducive to e-trade at national level; appendices include duties and taxes on information technology (IT) equipment in CARICOM member States; CARICOM receipt, payment and balance of services; country IT indicators; digitizable media products, and definition of selected related terms; also includes bibliographical references.,


Published - 2003
Implementation of the recommendations of the Architecture Group at CARIFORUM-EU Business Forum proposed roadmap
CARIFORUM, EU, ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES, TRADE OPPORTUNITY, TRADE FAIR

The report concludes that the architecture sector in the region seems appropriately set at the moment to play a pivotal role in the development of interaction between Europe and CARIFORUM. Initially, there appears to be need for some institutional support while the existing associations are strengthened. It is proposed that Caribbean Export be requested to carry out this function in the initial period. Thereafter, existing organizations can take responsibility for different aspects of the enterprise.  Creating stronger linkages between firms and associations in the CARICOM with the Dominican Institutions and Firms is critical. Consideration might also be given to promoting exchanges at the educational level, particularly in areas related to continuous improvement and skills upgrading. This will necessitate collaboration between educational and professional associations within the partners to ensure certification of programmes and acceptance of newly-gained competencies. These increased contacts will hopefully lead to new business linkages and cooperation in seeking out new business opportunities in the Caribbean and with Europe.




Published - February 2009
Doing Business 2009: Caribbean States
CARIBBEAN, TRADE PRACTICES, TRADE OPPORTUNITIES, INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Doing Business 2009 is the sixth in a series of annual reports investigating regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. A set of regulations affecting 10 stages of a business's life are measured " starting a business, dealing with construction permits, employing workers, registering property, getting credit, protecting investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts and closing a business. The indicators are used to analyze economic outcomes and identify what reforms have worked where and why. The following pages present the summary Doing Business indicators for Caribbean states (www.sidsnet.org).




Published - 2008
Report Onsite Caribbean 2 Seminar and Planning Meeting May 22-26, 2009, Guyana,
CARIBBEAN,DESIGN,HANDICRAFTS,CARIBBEAN DESIGN NETWORK,


Published - 2009
Production statistics, 1999.,
STATISTICAL DATA.,JAMAICA.,


Published - 2000
Doing Business in the Bahamas: 2009 Country Commercial Guide for U.S. Companies,
BAHAMAS,TRADE PRACTICES,TRADE OPPORTUNITIES,INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES,TRADE FACILITATION,


Published - 2009
ACP-EU partnership agreement signed in COTONOU on June 23, 2003.,
ACP.,EU.,TRADE AGREEMENT.,


Published - 2000
Doing Business in Antigua and Barbuda: A Country Guide for U.S. Companies,
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA,TRADE PRACTICES,TRADE FACILITATION,TRADE OPPORTUNITIES,TRADE POLICY,IMPORT POLICY,INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES,


Published - 2010
Doing Business in Bulgaria: 2009 Country Commercial Guide for U.S. Companies,
BULGARIA,TRADE PRACTICES,TRADE FACILITATION,TRADE OPPORTUNITIES,TRADE POLICY,IMPORT POLICY,INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES,


Published - 2009
Trade Policy Review. Report by the Secretariat, Guyana,
GUYANA,TRADE POLICY,


Published - 2009
Effective public-private partnership in the information technology sector: How to enhance business and trade capacities.,
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.,PARTNERSHIP.,PRIVATE SECTOR.,PUBLIC sECTOR.,

Study focusing on the significance of public-private partnership in the area of information and communication technology (ICT), as a key to bridging the digital divide - discusses the concept of partnership and describes the acitivities of the public/government sector in providing an overall ICT support framework; analyzes the implication of public-private partnership for SME's, and examines related experiences in the European Union and transition economies; also reviews events in other countries, some of which have transformed their economies by developing effective ICT industries; present the views of the business community, as perceived by Ericson Europe, on the importance of public-private parrtnership in this area.,


Published - 2003
Doing Business in Brazil: 2009 Country Commercial Guide for U.S. Companies,
BRAZIL,TRADE PRACTICES,TRADE FACILITATION,TRADE OPPORTUNITIES,TRADE POLICY,IMPORT POLICY,INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES,


Published - 2009
World Directory of Trade Promotion Organizations and other trade support institutions.,
DIRECTORIES.,TRADE PROMOTION.,TRADE PROMOTION INFRASTRUCTURE.,

Directory of trade promotion organisation and other trade support institutions involved in international trade - includes ministries, trade promotion organizations, import promotion offices, chambers of commerce and industry in principal business centres and/or federations of chambers of commerce and industry, trade associations, operational trade points and in separate chapters, selected regional and international organisations; list of organisations in (English) alphabetical order of countries/territories with addresses, telephone and telefax numbers, electronic mail and Internet site addresses.,


Published - 2009
Doing Business in Bolivia: A Country Commercial Guide for U.S. Companies,
BOLIVIA,TRADE PRACTICES,TRADE FACILITATION,TRADE OPPORTUNITIES,TRADE POLICY,IMPORT POLICY,INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES,


Published - 2010
Exporting Automotive Components: An answer book for small and medium-sized enterprises.,
AUTOMOTIVE PARTS.,EXPORT MARKETING.,MARKET ACCESS.,

Guidebook aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises, presented in the form of questions and answers covering various aspects of exporting in the automotive components sector - outlines fundamentals of exporting; highlights information sources on industry trends, and buyers and suppliers; explains ISO's relevant quality standards; deals with trade channels, client requirements and costing and pricing issues; provides guidelines on market research, price information sources; covers customs and import duties, Internet directories, e-commerce, online procurement, and packaging and labelling; discusses WTO-related issues and intellectual property aspect,s.,


Published - 2003
Influencing and Meeting International Standards: Challenges for developing countries. Volume one- background information, findings from case studies and technical assistance needs.,
CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT.,SPS,&,STANDARDIZATION.,TBT.,

Study dealing with technical assistance needs of developing countries in order to conform with technical regulations and sanitary and phytosanitary measures required by export markets - provides background information on the objectives and rules of the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) and the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS); draws upon experiences of selected developing countries in this area to identify their needs for technical assistance, and to examine the development of standardization and conformity assessment systems in developing countries.,


Published - 2003
Franchising: your Business opportuning!,
DISTRIBUTION NETWORK.,FRANCHISING.,RETAIL TRADE.,CONTRACTS.,BARBADOS,

This workshop aims at exploring business opportunities, strengthening business competitiveness and assisting the private sector in capacity building. It also signifies the government's commitment to facilitate on enabling environment for business to prosper in Barbados.,


Published - 2003
ITC Contractual Joint Venture Model Agreements.,
JOINT VENTURE.,CONTRACTS.,

Model for joint venture agreements where the parties organize their cooperation on a contractual basis without forming a corporate body - presents model contracts applying to three-or-more-party joint ventures, as well as those applying to two-party joint ventures only; for each contract provides checklist of options, fill-ins, time limits, ancilliary documents and user's guides.,


Published - 2004
Programme to Enhance the Establishment of E-commerce Regimes and teh Sdoption of E-commerce by Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in CARIFORUM: E-Commerec Strategy Paper for CARIFORUM,
E-COMMERCE,SME,CARIFORUM,INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY,

This strategy document consists of two main parts. The first one is devoted to an analysis of the current situation of e-commerce in CARIFORUM countries, its barriers and facilitators. The second part presents the strategies which are proposed in esponse to the analysis.,


Published - 2010
Marketing Crafts and Visual Arts: The Role of Intellectual Property: A practical guide.,
WORKS OF ART.,INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.,CRAFTS,

Guide dealing with the relationship between successful marketing of crafts and visual arts and the appropriate use of intellectual property (IP) system instruments - points to situations where obtaining formal IP protection ought to be considered; explains how to implement marketing and IP strategies within a business framework and marketing management process; presents case studies and examples of managing IP assets in marketing from the craft and visual arts sectors in developing countries; includes bibliographical references,


Published - 2003
Business Guide to Trade Remedies in the United States:Anti-dumping countervailing and safeguards legislation, practices and procedures.,
UNITED STATES.,IMPORT REGULATIONS.,ANTI-DUMPING.,ANTI-DUMPING AGREEMENT.,AGREEMENT ON SAFEGUARDS.,AGREEMENT ON SUBSIDIES AND COUNTERVAILING MEASURES.,

Guide to trade remedy procedures (anti-dumping, countervailing and safeguard) aimed at exporters from developing countries and transition economies, with particular reference to trade remedy legislation and practices of the United States - examine origins of trade remedies and their administration in the country under review; considers role of institutions responsible for trade remedy administration, and the WTO rules governing trade remedies (WTO Agreements on Implementation of Article VI of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994, WTO Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures, and WTO Agreement on Safeguards); presents procedural framework for the United States unfair remedies; discusses trade remedy investigations and actions; includes Internet guide to the United States trade remedy law.,


Published - 2003
Business guide to trade remedies in the European Community: Anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and safeguards legislation, practices and procedures.,
EUROPEAN UNION.,TRADE PRACTICES.,ANTI-DUMPING.,ANTI-DUMPING AGREEMENT.,AGREEMENT ON SUBSIDIES AND COUNTERVAILING MEASURES.,AGREEMENT ON SAFEGUARDS.,

Guide to trade remedy (anti-dumping, countervailing and safeguard) proceedings aimed at exporters from developing countries and transition economies, with particular reference to the relevant trade remedy legislation and practice of the European Community and the implementation of relevant WTO Agreements (Agreement on Implementation of Article VI of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994, Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing and safeguard procedures in the EC law; discusses trade remedy investigations and actions and gives practical advice to exporters.,


Published - 2004
Report on CARICOM construction and installation services sector: elements for competitive strategies.,
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY.,SERVICES.,CARICOM.,CARIBBEAN.,

Looks at the capacity of the local construction industry in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in terms of its resources, capabilities and sustainability. Analyses how policy initiatives will help enable the industry to better compete for significant construction projects undertaken in the region specifically and also extra-regionally.,


Published - February, 2002
International Craft Trade Fairs: A practical Guide
WORKS OF ART, CRAFTS, MARKETING, HANDICRAFT, TRADE FAIRS

This practical guide, published by UNESCO and the International Trade Centre, provides support, general information and advice, checklists and directories for artisans in numerous fields of activity. Participation in an international trade fair is widely regarded as a most efficient means of exposure to export markets: audience concentration, face-to-face communication, competition-watch and acquaintance with new business partners are major benefits for participants. Artisans in numerous fields of activity will find support, general information and advice, methodology guidelines, checklists and directories in this essential guide.




Published - 2001
A guide to the European market for medicinal plants and extracts.,
GUIDE.,MARKETING RESEARCH.,MEDICINAL PLANTS.,


Published - 2001
Commonwaelth businesswomen: trade matters, best practices and success stories.,
WOMEN.,TRADE PRACTICES.,BEST PRACTICES.,COMMONWEALTH.,


Published - 2002
Policies for small enterprises: creating the right environment for good jobs.,
SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES.,SMALL ENTERPRISES.,MICRO ENTERPRISES.,EMPLOYMENT CREATION.,GOVERNMENT POLICY.,SMALL-SCALE INDUSTRY.,


Published - 2004
Successful services exporting: a handbook for firms, associations and governments. Revised edition.,
SERVICES.,EXPORT MARKETING.,

Handbook on services trade, aimed at enterprises, associations and government bodies. Provides guidelines and practical hints on successful exporting, applicable to a wide range of service sectors.,


Published - 2001
Dictionary of Caribbean English Usage,
CARIBBEAN ENGLISH,DICTIONARY,

This remarkable new dictionary represent the first attempt in some four centuries to record the state of development of English as used across the entire Caribbean region. Information has been drawn from speech recordings and from over 900 written sources of Caribbean literature, reference works, magazines, pamphlets, and news papers. The derivation and usage of words, their social or grammatical register, pronunciation, area of occurrence and regional differences are all clearly recorded, with fullcross-referencing and thousands of illustrative quotations from a broad range of sources. A short Supplement lists Caribbean French and Spanish equivalents to Caribbean English items selected from the main work.,


Published - 2003
Collins Robert Concise French Dictionary,
COLLINS,FRENCH,DICTIONARY,BILINGUAL,

This Dictionary has been revised and updated to cover all the latest vocabulary. Colour headwords, translation tips, a comprehensive section on communication, and a brand-new supplement with encyclpedic information on famous French people make this book ideal for intermediate to advanced learners of French. With 150,000 references, the Collins Concise French Dictionary is designed for students and professionals using French in the course of their work. The Collins Concise French Dictionary uses Collins' unique multi-million word databases of French and English to ensure that the user has the most complete and accurate picture of real language available today. This edition also allows learners to expand their knowledge with weblinks to cultural information and a new section on famous French, British and American personalities.,


Published - 2007
Managing and evaluating projects.,
CARIBBEAN.,ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.,MANAGEMENT.,PROJECT MANAGEMENT.,

The basic concept of the study is to present project management and evaluation in a manner which demonstrates the essential unity and applicability in a wide variety of public and private sector organisations. It aims at an exchange of concepts, theories, practices, processes, experiences, problems and needs. It presenta an overview of process descriptions, conceptual frameworks, planning and operational techniques and strategies, and research findings.,


Published - 2003
Directoria de las camaras de comerico y produccion de la Region Norte, 2004,
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC,DIRECTORY,


Published - 2004
CARICOM our Caribbean Community: An introduction.,
REGIONAL COOPERATION.,ECONOMIC INTEGRATION.,CARICOM.,

Provides historcal information on the attempts at integration through CARIFTA and CARICOM. Looks at the initiatives that have been undertaken namely economic integration, human resource development and functional cooperation. Explores the instruments and institutions of CARICOM and foreign policy coordination.,


Published - 2005
Best Practices in Presenting Products to Commercial Representatives in Foreign Markets
BARBADOS, MANUAL, UK, HANDICRAFT, USA, BEST PRACTICES PRESENTING PRODUCTS, FOREIGN MARKETS

The purpose of this manual is to provide step‐by‐step guidelines for Caribbean artisans to understand some of the major points to be considered when attempting to export goods to overseas markets. Although it can be used as a guideline for entering almost any International market the markets considered in this document are primarily the US market and the UK market.




Published - December 2010
The Barbados sustainable developing policy: "Doing the right things by doing things right".,
BARBADOS.,SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT.,


Published - 2004
Doing business 2012: Doing business in a more transparent world,
TRADE PRACTICES,TRADE OPPORTUNITIES,INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES,BUSINESS CUSTOMS,KOREA,MEXICO,UNITED KINGDOM,CROSS BORDER TRADING,

Doing Business 2012 is the ninth in a series of annual reports investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Doing Business presents quantitative indicators on business regulation and the protection of property rights that can be compared across 183 economiesfrom Afghanistan to Zimbabweand over time. Regulations aff ecting 11 areas of the life of a business are covered: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, getting credit, protecting investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts, resolving insolvency (formerly closing a business) and employing workers. The employing workers data are not included in this years ranking on the ease of doing business. Data in Doing Business 2012 are current as of June 1, 2011. The indicators are used to analyze economic outcomes and identify what reforms of business regulation have worked, where and why. Chapters exploring these issues for each of the 11 Doing Business topicsas well as showing global trendsare being published online this year. The chapters are available on the Doing Business website at http://www.doingbusiness.org.,


Published - 2012
The Business Register Dominican Republic Edition,
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC,BUSINESS,DIRECTORY,SERVICES,


Published - 2005
Exporting to the EU: An introduction to developments trends and doing business in the EU,
FORIEGN TRADE,EU,TRADE OPPORTUNITIES,EXPORT MARKETING,

This publication is an update of the CBI manual xporting to the Eurpean Union - (November 2003)". It is meant to give a quick overview of the EU, to show diversity, to make the opportunities there more apparent an dto make your decisions less risky. Chapter 1 reviews the EU, its members and enlargement and its role in world trade. Some trade statistics are given as well as the consequences for you of the EU expansion. The last part of this chapter guides you through some of the EU trade rules and agreements. Chapter 2 highlights the demograohic, social and cultural developments in the EU, and reviews important trends in consumer and industrial markets. Later in this chapter we show what they could mean for your business and how you could translate these trends into opportunities. Chapter 3 provides practical guidelines and tips by means of a 3-step process to familiarise yourself with doing business in EU markets. It explains cultiral differences, different forms of business etiquette and business practice, including negotiation tactics, in the EU an din 4 sample countries. Chapter 4 gives you some important key rules and a checklist.,


Published - 2006
National Trade Policy for Export Success,
TRADE POLICY,EXPORT STRATEGY,COMPETITIVENESS,EXPORT PROMOTION,

Study presenting a trade policy framework developed by ITC, providing the trade policy instruments that governments can use to support the competitiveness of fi rms at each stage of the supply chain outlines how trade policy options can infl uence national export competitiveness; discusses in detail the trade policy instruments corresponding each of the following objectives: creating competitive infrastructure services; promoting exports and foreign investment; moving goods across borders effectively; addressing export market issues; and improving inputs and capital goods; considers how to tackle the overriding constraints faced by both public and private sectors, related to every stage of production and distribution of goods and services for export.,


Published - 2011
Caribbean Export Annual Report, 2007: Growth through export
YEARBOOK, ANNUAL REPORT, CARIBBEAN, EVALUATION

This annual report published by Caribbean Export is an effort to protect the Agency's activities in a format that is both user friendly and results-oriented. Its content is expected to provide the basis for strategic planning, resource mobilisation, monitoring and reporting in the future and represents Caribbean Export renewed commitment to transparentcy and informed corporate communication.




Published - 2008
Economic Partnership Agreement between the CARIFORUM States of the one part and the European Community and its Member States of the other part,
TRADE AGREEMENT,CARIFORUM,EPA,EUROPEAN COMMUNITY,


Published - 2008
TPO Best Tractices: Strengthening the delivery of trade support services,
TRADE SUPPORT INSTITUTIONS,CASE STUDIES,

Collection of practical experiences and best practices of trade promotion organisations (TPOs) in various countries of the world. Provides case studies of best practices related to core services of trade support institutions, financing and sources of revenue; leverage of information technology; performance measurement and evaluation; projection of national identity in support of export promotion efforts; innovative methods to promote and support trade activities ; outlines implications of "TPO best practices" for such institutions in other transistion and developing countries. Presents profile of individual TPOs whose best practice appears in the publication. Appendix includes sample of questionnaire used by ITC as a platform for the exchange of Best Practice Propositions amongst TPOs.,


Published - 2004
Furniture: Canadian market report.,
FURNITURE.,MARKETING RESEARCH.,IMPORT REGULATIONS.,CANADA.,

This report provides information on the Canadian furniture market. Covers metal, wood, plastic and cane furniture for the office, kitchen and bedroom. Discusses commercial practice design and quality, transport and packaging, import regulations and requirements. Includes list of trade shows and useful publications.,


Published - 2002
Trade policy review. Report by Canada,
CANADA,

See WTO website at http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/tpr_e/tp_rep_e.htm#bycountry,


Published - 2011
Export marketing: how to prepare to export successfuly and promote your company through trade fairs: a manual for Caribbean artisanal enterprises
EXPORT MARKETING, TRADE FAIRS, CRAFTS, EXPORT PROMOTION

The manual information is organised into eight sections. Chapter 1 Introduction provides an overview of the use of the manual, the global and regional markets, major growth segments and general tips on meeting buyer expectations. Chapter 2, titled From Concept to Product, provides guidance in structuring new product development activities, based on an understanding of market requirements and undertaking market research. Chapter 3, Building a Company Image and Brand for Export, explains key intellectual property issues and provides tips on starting out in brand building, as well as packaging, labelling and packing for export. Chapter 4,The ABC's of Export Marketing focuses on important terms used by buyers, shipping and customs procedures, identification of markets, planning for new market entry and assessing export readiness. Chapter 5, Building Buyer Relationships through Trade Shows and Other Marketing Activities, highlights successful trade show participation through planning and preparation, effective presentation at the show and follow up marketing efforts and techniques for building long term buyer relationships. Planning and scheduling of production and reviewing critical areas of savings to increase profits are the subject of Chapter 6: Analyzing Operational Effectiveness for Greater Profit, while Chapter 7: Financing an Export Initiative, explains basic building blocks of trade financing, including costing and pricing, cash flow forecasts and payment terms. Chapter 8 summarizes key Conclusions.




Published - 2007
Trade Policy Review. Report by Trinidad and Tobago,
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO,TRADE POLICY,WTO,

Please see WTO website http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/tpr_e/tp_rep_e.htm#bycountry,


Published - February, 2012
World Intellectual Property report: The changing face of innovation
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, TRADE MARKS, INTERNATIONAL TRADE, SMEs,

This report seeks to make an analytical contribution in this respect. It does so in two ways. First, it sheds light on global innovation trends – especially those concerning IP – and assesses the ways in which innovation has really changed. Second, it reviews the available evidence on how IP protection affects innovative behavior and what this evidence implies for the design of IP and innovation policies.




Published - 2011
Regional e-Preparedness Report: State of e-Business and Protential for Development in the Caribbean Region.,
Caribbean,CARICOM,Electronic,Information Technology,

Paper focusing on the status of e-trade readiness of the 13 member State of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), and outlining basic e-trade readiness factors for each country - assesses extent of the presence of e-trade practices within the business enterprises, used in context of international trade; analyses the extent of e-trade support network and initiatives already in place in each country; examines the level of infrastructure and policies conducive to e-trade at national level; appendices include duties and taxes on information technology (IT) equipment in CARICOM member States; CARICOM receipt, payment and balance of services ; country IT indicators: digitizable media products, and definition of selected related terms; also includes bibliographical references.,


Published - 2003
The outlook for agriculture and rural development in the Americas: A perspective on Latin America and the Caribbean 2011-2012,
LATIN AMERICA,INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY,AGRICULTURE,RURAL DEVELOPMENT,MACROECONOMIC ANALYSIS,LIVESTOCK,FOREST,FISHING,INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT,CARIBBEAN,

The document was prepared jointly by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA). The report underscores the need for the countries to adopt differentiated policy instruments to mitigate the effects of severe price volatility (including exchange rates) on society, production and the macro-economic context. It also suggests the need to institute comprehensive policies to address the effects of acute climate variability in agriculture, since in a context of climate change, it becomes an additional contributing factor in escalating agricultural price volatility. The long-term trend of higher agricultural commodity prices affords Latin America and the Caribbean an opportunity for its agriculture, given the regions availability of land, which can be incorporated into production, and its relative abundance of water, biodiversity and human resources on which it could capitalize. The report recommends exploiting this potential through productive development policies aimed at promoting food production, increasing the role of family agriculture in the process and fostering the sustainable use of natural resources. The objective must be to improve the contribution made by agriculture and its related activities to income generation and job creation. It further recommends promoting ranching, aquaculture, and community forest development in the context of family agriculture by designing alternative schemes that guarantee sustainable food production and contribute to food and nutritional security. The report emphasizes that countries benefiting from rising agricultural commodity prices should seize the moment to promote structural change as a means of diversifying the productive structure of the economies. It further recognizes that bridging the technological gaps that persist in the region in the agricultural arena will release the significant potential it has to enhance productive performance and, thereby, food production. Additional resource allocation for research,development and innovation and an improved investment climate for agriculture and related activities are therefore considered to be of the essence.,


Published - 2011
Housewares, giftware and toys: Canadian market report.,
HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES.,TABLEWARE.,TEXTILE ARTICLES.,TOYS AND GAMES.,BASKETWORK.,STATIONERY.,

Examines the Canadian import market for housewares, giftware and oys. Looks at trade practices, distribution and import regulations. Annex includes sources of information, trade shows, definitions and toy safety guide.,


Published - 2003
Electronics and electronic components: Canadian mwrket report.,
ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS.,ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT.,CANADA.,IMPORT REGULATIONS.,MARKETING RESEARCH.,

Examines the Canadian import market for electronics and electronic components. Provides information on trade practices, distribution and import regulations. Annex includes additional sources of information and trade shows.,


Published - 2003
How to prepare your business plan,
BUSINESS,BUSINESS MANAGEMENT,BUSINESS PLANS,FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT,


Published - 2002

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