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UN Sustainable Development Goals

Organizations relating to Commodities

Islamic Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture / Est. 1977
International Association for Commodity Science and Technology / Est. 1976
SEARCA Information Resources Development Programme / Est. 1974
Conference of African Ministers Responsible for Trade, Regional Cooperation and Integration and Tourism / Est. 1993
Association for Soft Commodities, European Union / Africa-Caribbean-Pacific / Est. 1982
International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System / Est. 1983
Federation of Commodity Associations / Est. 1943
Interim Coordinating Committee for International Commodity Arrangements / Est. 1947
European Commodities Exchange / Est. 1961
Non-aligned Countries Common Fund for Commodities
International Commodities Clearing House
International Financial Risk Institute / Est. 1984
International Staple, Nail and Tool Association / Est. 1966
Commission on Trade in Goods and Services and Commodities / Est. 1996
Protocol Concerning the Exchange of Commodities / Est. 1950
ACP-EC Agricultural Commodities Committee / Est. 1984
INTERFRIGO - International Railway-owned Company for Refrigerated Transport / Est. 1949
International Company for the Development of Combined Transport and of Controlled-Temperature Transport / Est. 1993
International Commodities Exchange / Est. 1980
Common Fund for Commodities / Est. 1980
Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa / Est. 2008

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World Problems relating to Commodities

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Price fixing
Commodity fetishism
Undiversified national economies
Instability of the commodities trade
Restricted growth in export markets
Lack of processing industry for primary commodities
Adverse effects of high-yield grain in traditional agricultural settings
Deterioration of staple food production
Dependence on external resources
Discriminatory operation of international commodity exchanges
Protectionist anti-dumping procedures
Long-term shortage of commodities
Dependence of countries on export of limited range of raw materials
Lack of meat and egg production
Inadequate demand for primary commodities because of rising living standards
International trade barriers for primary commodities
Commodities trading fraud
Obstacles to commodity futures trading
Dependence on import of staple foods due to transnational corporations
Lack of arbitrating in the commodity markets
Distorting effects of commodity taxes on the transaction of goods and nonfactor services
Commodity speculation
Ineffectiveness of international commodity agreements
Government protectionism through national commodity price support
Fraudulent commodities

Action Strategies relating to Commodities

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Helping developing countries implement effective commodity policies
Reducing dependence on commodity exports
Processing agricultural products
Managing price risk
Managing exceptional commodity export profits
Increasing demand for primary commodities due to technological change
Exposing securities and commodities exchange violations
Freeing up availability of commodities
Reducing excessive dependence on primary commodities
Limiting commodity futures trading
Disputing international commodity agreements
Studying stock-exchange and bourse related crimes
Providing sufficient arbitration in commodity markets
Restricting production in primary commodities in developing countries
Removing international trade barriers for primary commodities
Abiding by securities and commodities exchange regulations
Stabilizing commodities trade
Managing commodity export cycles
Limiting availability of commodities
Destabilizing commodities trade
Stabilizing supply of raw materials
Identifying obstacles to commodity futures trading
Strengthening technical cooperation in commodities
Reducing demand for primary commodities due to technological change
Increasing basic staple foods

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