International Trade of Fruit and Vegetables

Certified Tea in Europe

  Sustainable certified tea is becoming more popular; production and consumption are on the rise. In 2012, 12% of globally produced tea was certified, either Rainforest Alliance, UTZ Certified, Fairtrade, or organic, or a combination of these schemes. Main sustainability issues are related to...
CBI Market Intelligence
CBI Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Exporting Certified Cocoa to Europe

  Production of certified cocoa beans has increased significantly over the past five years and the European market for certified cocoa is expected to grow. Growth is driven by increasing demand for transparency on the chocolate market and by sustainable sourcing commitments of major cocoa...
CBI Market Intelligence

Cómo entender y usar mejor los Acuerdos Comerciales

  Los destinatarios de este Manual son los pequeños y medianos empresarios que todavía tienen poca o ninguna experiencia exportadora y que se interesan en comprender y usar los acuerdos comerciales. Su principal aporte reside en ayudarles a usar los Acuerdos para explorar...
Cristián Sepúlveda
Cámara de Comercio de Santiago (CCS) y Dirección General de Relaciones Económicas. Internacionales – DIRECON

CBI Product Fact Sheet: Fresh Chilli Peppers in the European Market

  ‘Practical market insight on your product’ The European market for fresh Chilli Peppers is steadily growing year after year. With this product factsheet CBI supports developing countries’ (DC) exporters with essential information to enhance their exports of Chilli...
Piet Schotel
LEI Wageningen UR

Status, challenges and marketing opportunities for canning navy bean in Kenya

Navy bean (white bean) is an export crop with potential to signficantly improve incomes of smallholder farmers in Kenya; its production and marketing has, however, stagnated. A study was conducted to determine the status, challenges and marketing opportunities for navy bean. Primary data were...
Chemining’wa George Ndiema
Kitonyo OM
JH Nderitu
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND)

Entering New Markets: A Guide for Trade Representatives

The world’s only training guide for foreign trade representatives, this unique, hands-on book explains how to promote trade abroad within the context of national trade policy and export strategies. Foreign-based trade representatives balance competing demands and multiple reporting lines....
Lloyd Downey
Bertrand J. Monrozier
International Trade Centre

CBI Market Channels and Segments: Fresh Fruit and Vegetables in Europe

  The European retail market for fresh fruit and vegetables is dominated by the supermarkets. About 60-90% of produce is sold through supermarkets, depending on the product and country. Supermarkets are demanding customers, generally with more than minimal requirements on quality and efficient...
CBI Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
CBI Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands

How to successfully participate in International Trade Show

  The purpose of this guide, which complements previous publications of the “Agribusiness Series, Export Handbooks”, is to provide readers with a practical tool that will help them prepare for an international fair, perform successfully during the event and carry out appropriate...
Daniel Rodríguez Sáenz

Product carbon footprinting standards in the agri-food sector

Exporters of agricultural products are being required to measure and take actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in their supply chains by retailers and corporations in the European Union, the United States of America and several emerging economies. Measuring the carbon footprint of a product...
Katharina Plassmann
International Trade Centre (ITC)

International Trade Contracts: A Practical Guide for Exporters

This handbook has been prepared as a brief guide for exporters and explains the main points to consider when drawing up contracts. The legal framework of the United States is used as a mayor reference in this text. It also contains fairly complex legal terminology, because although we have tried...
Luis Clemente Ventura