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 Issue No 13 

 July - Sept 2010

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E-Magazine Issues No 12

Measures to reverse stagnated Export Sector

Kenya Stand attracts renowned dignitaries

Kenyan Cities on way to modernization, says Expo Commissioner General

The History of World Expositions

Kenya showcases at Shanghai Expo 2010

Kenya gets a slot on the steering committee of the World Exposition 2010

The International Trade Centre (ITC) and the Export Promotion Council (EPC) signs a partnership agre

Ms. Patricia Francis Executive Director ITC and Mr. Matanda Wabuyele Chief Executive Export Promotion Council are all smile after signing the partnership agreement on Ethical Fashion
The International Trade Centre (ITC) and the Export Promotion Council (EPC) have established a partnership with the aim of working within the

Kenya National Day at the Expo 2010 Shanghai

The Kenya week was the highlight of Kenya’s participation in the Shanghai Expo 2010.

Hon Chirau Ali Mwakwere, Minister for Trade Signing a visitors book
It came against the backdrop of a historic episode, when Kenyans overwhelmingly voted for a new constitution that ushered in a new social, political, and economic dispensation that will undoubtedly guide the country to a prosperous future.   Consequently, the trade and investment climate will be more business attuned to realize our Vision 2030.   

Cultural barriers in International Trade how to overcome them

Sometimes foreign trading partners may surprise you because of the way they perceive some issues. However when that surprise is a bad one, you may feel offended. Whether you are an aspiring exporter or an experienced exporter trying to understand the reasons for the surprise will be useful. The reason could be that they are influenced by their culture and that they do not understand your culture.

In international business, there is one hidden barrier that no one can take away. That is the fact that culture influences people in trade. This is because trading partners lives in a different environment. The environment could be different in a number of aspects. The most distinct difference will include; social structure, business organization and family life.

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