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Organizations relating to Commodities

Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa / Lusaka, Zambia / Est. 2008
International Financial Risk Institute / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1984
Interim Coordinating Committee for International Commodity Arrangements / Est. 1947
International Staple, Nail and Tool Association / Chicago IL, USA / Est. 1966
International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1983
Protocol Concerning the Exchange of Commodities / Est. 1950
ACP-EC Agricultural Commodities Committee / Est. 1984
Preferred by Nature / Copenhagen, Denmark / Est. 1994
Institute for Human Rights and Business / Eastbourne, UK / Est. 2009
International Association for Commodity Science and Technology / Vienna, Austria / Est. 1976
Common Fund for Commodities / Amsterdam, Netherlands / Est. 1980
Islamic Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture / Karachi, Pakistan / Est. 1977

View all profiles (23 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
Commodity speculation
Distorting effects of commodity taxes on the transaction of goods and nonfactor services
Dependence on import of staple foods due to transnational corporations
Dependence on external resources
Adverse effects of high-yield grain in traditional agricultural settings
Discriminatory operation of international commodity exchanges
Restricted growth in export markets
Deterioration of staple food production
Unstable supply of raw materials
International trade barriers for primary commodities
Inadequate demand for primary commodities because of rising living standards
Fraudulent commodities
Underproduction of primary commodities
Over-production of commodities
Securities and commodities exchange violations
Reduction in demand for primary commodities due to technological change

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
Providing sufficient horizontal commodity diversification
Increasing demand for primary commodities due to technological change
Exposing securities and commodities exchange violations
Speculating in commodities
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
Broadening basic commodities access
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

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