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Trade involves the transfer of goods and services from one person or entity to another, often in exchange for money. Economists refer to a system or network that allows trade as a market.

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Organizations relating to Trade

International Cotton Advisory Committee / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1939
Global Diagnostic Imaging, Healthcare IT, and Radiation Therapy Trade Association / Brussels, Belgium
International Grain Trade Coalition / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 2014
Collagen Casings Trade Association / Brussels, Belgium
The Caribbean Council / London, UK / Est. 1992
Federation of European Numismatic Trade Associations / Fröndenberg, Germany / Est. 1991
Grain and Feed Trade Association / London, UK / Est. 1878
European Association for the Trade in Jute and Related Products / The Hague, Netherlands / Est. 1970
East African Community Customs Union / Arusha, Tanzania UR / Est. 2004
World Trade Point Federation / Est. 2000
Asia Pacific Council for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business / Teheran, Iran Islamic Rep / Est. 1999
Fédération européenne des grossistes en appareils sanitaires et de chauffage / Zaventem, Belgium / Est. 1958
Southern African Natural Products Trade Association / London, UK / Est. 2001
European Timber Trade Federation / Berlin, Germany
European Tropical Tuna Trade and Industry Committee / Paris, France / Est. 2004
TradeMark East Africa / Nairobi, Kenya
Middle East Medical Devices and Diagnostics Trade Association / Dubai, United Arab Emirates / Est. 2007
European Club for Countertrade and Offset / Neuilly, France / Est. 2010
Asia Business Trade Association / Singapore, Singapore
United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1997
South Centre / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1990
CARICOM Regional Organization for Standards and Quality / St Michael, Barbados / Est. 2002
Intergovernmental Group on Oilseeds, Oils and Fats / Rome, Italy / Est. 1965
Intergovernmental Group on Rice / Rome, Italy / Est. 1955
ECA Office for North Africa / Rabat, Morocco / Est. 1963
Pacific Islands Trade and Invest / Auckland, New Zealand / Est. 1979
Arab Economic and Social Council / Cairo, Egypt / Est. 1950
Intergovernmental Group on Meat and Dairy Products / Est. 1970
New Partnership for Africa's Development / Johannesburg, South Africa / Est. 2001
Vereinigung Europäischer Verbände des Kachelofenbauer/Hafner-Handwerks / Vienna, Austria / Est. 2003
Intergovernmental Group on Jute, Kenaf and Allied Fibres / Rome, Italy / Est. 1963
Intergovernmental Group on Grains / Rome, Italy / Est. 1957
Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora / Geneva, Switzerland
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, Geneva / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1996
African Organisation for Standardisation / Nairobi, Kenya / Est. 1977
Intergovernmental Group on Tea / Rome, Italy / Est. 1969
European Committee on the Rules and Usages of Inter-European Trade in Potatoes / Brussels, Belgium
Committee of the Trade in Cereals, Oilseeds, Pulses, Olive Oil, Oils and Fats, Animal Feed and Agrosupply of the EU / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1958
Steering Committee on Trade Capacity and Standards / Geneva, Switzerland
United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1953
International Institute for the Management of Logistics and Supply Chain / Lausanne, Switzerland / Est. 1990
Arab Fisheries Company / Est. 1978
Commission of the Andean Community / Lima, Peru
International Chemical Trade Association / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1991
World Fair Trade Organization - Africa / Nairobi, Kenya
Central Asian Regional Information and Coordination Centre for Combating Illicit Trafficking of Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and Their Precursors / Almaty, Kazakhstan / Est. 1996
BioTrade Initiative / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1996
Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa / Lusaka, Zambia / Est. 2008
India China and America Institute / Kennesaw GA, USA / Est. 2004
Standards and Trade Development Facility / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 2002

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World Problems relating to Trade

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Protectionism in agriculture and the food production industries
Unethical commercial practices
Illicit drug trafficking
Weakness in trade among developing countries
Restrictive trade practices
Inadequate barter system in international trade
Trade barriers against developing countries
Instability of the commodities trade
Distortion of international trade by discriminatory customs and administrative entry procedures
Toxic waste smuggling
Trafficking in children for adoption
International arms trade
Preferential trade arrangements
Trade barriers and protectionism among developing countries
Inefficiencies in international trade procedures
Instability of banana trade
Abuse of dominant market position in international trade
Distortion of international trade by dumping
Distortion of international trade through obstacles to patent protection
Imperialistic distribution system
Traffic in persons
Regional protectionism
Fiscal and trade imbalances
Fluctuating agricultural products markets
Trafficking in children for sexual exploitation

Action Strategies relating to Trade

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Establishing global greenhouse trading system
Promoting open trade for sustainable development
Applying precautionary principle to trade and environment matters
Circumventing international trading agreements
Promoting interests of developing countries in world trade agreements
Reducing agricultural trade distorting subsidies
Licensing carbon dioxide emissions
Promoting sustainable development through world trade agreements
Developing a trade and sustainable development agenda
Making trade and environment mutually supportive
Removing government barriers to international trade in services
Reducing protectionism in international trade
Economic warfare
Increasing public participation in trade policy-making
Ensuring compatibility between multilateral environmental agreements and World Trade Organization rules
Combatting trafficking
Employing local exchange and trading LETS systems
Controlling availability of arms
Strengthening trading blocs
Conducting sustainability impact assessments of world trade agreements
Evaluating effects of world trade agreements on agriculture
Liberalizing trade
Promoting policy coherence in world trade agreements
Stabilizing trade

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