international trade center
Headquartered in Geneva, The International Trade Centre (ITC) is a joint agency of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the United Nations (UN) that works towards enhancing the competitiveness of developing countries in global markets.
Its activities are funded mainly by the WTO and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) but also with contributions from voluntary donors – these consist of traditional donor countries, Nordic countries in particular, but recently new donors such as China are emerging.
The ITC provides trade-related technical assistance to the private sector in developing economies with a view to actively engage small and medium enterprises in international trade. Its activities are underpinned by the WTO’s Aid for Trade agenda. The work of the ITC consists of conducting projects, releasing publications, providing free market analysis tools and organizing events such as seminars, conferences, forums etc.
After ceasing to have a status of an economy in transition, Czech Republic has not been an active voluntary donor in recent years, but is monitoring ITC’sactivities and working with ITC on an ad hoc basis.
See ITC website for more.