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Cotton Exporterís Guide

Cotton Exporterís Guide

2007, ISBN 92-9137-352-4

xxvii, 334 pages

Monograph, Internet and hard-copy

Price : US$ 90 (developed countries);    US$ 36 (developing countries & LDCs)

Also available in : French, Spanish

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Guide providing a comprehensive view of all aspects of the cotton value chain from a market perspective - provides an overview of the world cotton market (production, consumption and trade); outlines factors influencing supply and demand, and market trends; considers major issues of the sector, including trade policy and WTO issues; deals with textile processing of cotton, cotton quality and its determinants, and cotton contamination; covers various aspects of cotton trading and export marketing (packaging, controlling, back office and documentation, freight and shipping, financing, warehousing, insurance, risk management, contracts and arbitration); looks at e-commerce (Internet auction and electronic paperwork), the New York Board of Trade and other futures markets for cotton; reviews the market for different types of cotton, including organic cotton; presents market profiles of the main importing countries in Asia (Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Thailand and Turkey), with recommendations on how to approach their cotton-consuming textile industries; annexes contain a list of international cotton associations, as well as lists of useful addresses and web resources.


Keyword(s) : Asia, Bangladesh, China, Commodity Markets, Cotton, Electronic Commerce, Export Marketing, India, Indonesia, Market Surveys, Pakistan, Textiles, Thailand, Turkey