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South-south partnerships

    • ITC facilitated a partnership in 2013 between Burkina Faso and Viet Nam focusing on trade development and transfer of technology and know-how on rice and cashew nuts.
    • ITC teamed up with the Exim Bank of India in the design phase of the NES in Myanmar. Exim Bank contributed trade and market analyses in the rice and textile sectors, and in the area of access to finance and TSI strengthening.
    • In 2013, ITC partnered with the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade and TSIs in six Asian LDCs (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar and Nepal) to stimulate interregional trade.
    • In 2013, ITC partnered with two institutions in the halal sector: JAKIM Malaysia and GIMDES, a Turkish halal certification body. Together with GIMDES, ITC built the audit and certification capacities of the National Institute of Standardization and Industrial Property in Tunisia, which launched its first halal label in 2013. Work in the halal sector in partnership with JAKIM also benefited both institutions and 42 companies in Egypt, which are now exporting halal products for the first time.

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