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This issue of International Trade Forum addresses the need for exporters from developing countries to conform to international standards as a prerequisite for entering new markets – whether they be in the North or the South. ITC believes this is a fundamentally important part of export competitiveness and, for this reason, we invest in capacity building for small and medium-sized enterprises in this area. With the globalization of production and supply chains, complying with international standards is vital. Export businesses must develop the capability to conform to requirements in terms of quality, safety, health and the environment if they are to participate successfully in global markets.