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Organizations relating to Commodities

Islamic Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture / Karachi, Pakistan / Est. 1977
International Association for Commodity Science and Technology / Vienna, Austria / Est. 1976
International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1983
European Commodities Exchange / Strasbourg, France / Est. 1961
International Financial Risk Institute / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1984
International Staple, Nail and Tool Association / Chicago IL, USA / Est. 1966
Protocol Concerning the Exchange of Commodities / Est. 1950
International Commodities Exchange / London, UK / Est. 1980
Common Fund for Commodities / Amsterdam, Netherlands / Est. 1980
Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa / Lusaka, Zambia / Est. 2008

View all profiles (10 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

World Problems relating to Commodities

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Instability of the commodities trade
Dependence on import of staple foods due to transnational corporations
Distorting effects of commodity taxes on the transaction of goods and nonfactor services
Over-production of commodities
Underproduction of primary commodities
Unstable supply of raw materials
Reduction in demand for primary commodities due to technological change
Securities and commodities exchange violations
Fraudulent commodities
Inadequate demand for primary commodities because of rising living standards
International trade barriers for primary commodities
Commodity speculation
Deterioration of staple food production
Restricted growth in export markets
Discriminatory operation of international commodity exchanges
Adverse effects of high-yield grain in traditional agricultural settings
Dependence on external resources

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