Summary The International Trade Centre launched in January 2007 a new web portal for the organic sector. Organic Link facilitates contact between importers and exporters of organic products globally and provides an unrivalled source of sector information.
The portal organizes information on buyers and markets in a user friendly way that will help exporters and other stakeholders in developing countries get useful information on buyers and markets over the Internet and in a low cost way.
The site provides:
A Database of Importers and Exporters
A freely available database of importers and exporters of organic products, NGOs and research centres. This will enable buyers to find suppliers according to product and country of origin and similarly exporters to find new buyers.
Companies and other interested organisations can register and be listed in the organic market place for free.
A Portal for Organic Sector Information
The website comprises a comprehensive collection of information. It enables the user to access information easily about standards and certification, market research, business news and directories. It also provides links to certification bodies, NGOs and training and research institutes involved in the organic sector worldwide.
An FAQ section provides answers to many frequently asked questions of the organic and natural products sectors.
Information is also given on the range of technical assistance for the organic sector that ITC is implementing in developing countries
The International Trade Centre is the technical cooperation agency of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). It is the UN focal point for technical cooperation in trade promotion.