Cooperation and Information Agency for International Trade


The International Trade Information and Cooperation Agency is the international organization in charge of helping poor countries technically and diplomatically to improve their international trade.

This body, called ACICI for its acronym, based in Geneva, was born at the dawn of the General Agreements on Customs and Trade Tariffs (GATT) in 1964 to help less favored countries (called PMF) to understand the rules of international trade , achieve a more active international trade policy and help establish measures and changes in its legal and economic structure to adapt to the reduction of tariffs.

Currently, this agency belongs to both the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the UN, and various developed countries as well as other developing countries participate in its management. These countries provide advice to nations that participate in trade, tariff and liberalization agreements to help them benefit from international measures and product transactions (exports and imports), but not through economic measures, but rather establish geographic strategies and synergies with the to compete on equal terms with more powerful countries. It is therefore a matter of ensuring that these countries do not lose out from the agreements and negotiations resulting from the GATT.

The measures proposed by the ACICI are thus focused on improving and changing the internal structure and preparing a country for the globalization process. This, from organizing and developing knowledge, techniques and competitive advantages of these countries over their partners.

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