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    New Books and Technical Papers(2)


    © International Trade Centre, International Trade Forum - Issue 2/2006

    Get Connected: E-applications in the textile and clothing sector

    166 pages. Study focusing on how developing country producers could successfully apply new e-applications and secure post-quota exports in light of the changing nature of textile and clothing business after January 2005 (when quotas were phased out). Elaborates principles to guide exporters in adopting e-applications so as to develop fruitful long-term relationships with major buyers; deals with e-applications in the European Union and the United States; presents examples of exporters in developing countries that have successfully found approaches to integrate their systems with those of customers/suppliers; includes case studies from Hong Kong (China) buying, sourcing and trading offices, and e-applications used by Singapore trading houses and manufacturers.

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    Source-it: Global material sourcing for the clothing industry

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

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    The Business Management System:
    A framework for international competitiveness

    142 pages. Guide presenting the concept of a business management system (BMS) as a generic structure for managing business enterprises - explains principles of BMS; describes BMS components and how they interact with each other; reviews various phases of the strategy cycle of business management; deals with developing business capabilities; outlines transaction cycle of business management, explaining the tasks involved and their importance in exporting business; appendices include BMS's failure mechanisms, a glossary of related terms, and nomenclature of BMS.

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    ITC Incorporated Joint Venture Model Agreements

    129 pages. (Trade Law Series.) Set of model agreements laying down the provisions for joint venture parties, prior to creating a joint venture company - sets out the arrangements for the formation of new jointly owned companies and their operation.

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    World Markets in the Spice Trade, 2000-2004

    111 pages. Statistical report of the world spice trade, showing export opportunities for spice-producing countries and traders. Includes import trends of major markets, price trends, market shares of leading importers and exporters and product reviews of different spices. Provides addresses of spice associations and major trade fairs. Includes quality specifications concerning food safety and import tariffs for the United States, the European Union and Japan. Contains detailed five-year time series of spice import statistics of major importers as well as export data for selected countries with significant re-exports.

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