UDC 339.923
Biblid: 0543-3657, 62 (2011)
Vol. 62, No 1144, pp. 78-86

Pregledni članak
Received: 12 Oct 2011
Accepted: 01 Jan 1970


Vig Ivan (Master, predsednik Trade Point Beograd), vig@herm.us
Petrović Pero (Naučni savetnik, Institut za međunarodnu politiku i privredu Beograd), pera@diplomacy.bg.ac.rs

In 1992, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) had launched the Trade Point Programme, while in 2000 it signed the Agreement of Transfer with the World Trade Point Federation (WTPF). This institution was established as a nongovernmental organisation. Its objective is to facilitate the access to international markets to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), especially by using full information update and communication technology. The Federation offers its services to SMEs through its web site www.tradepoint.org as well through the human resources network, which includes more than 120 Trade Points that are located in more than 80 countries all over the world. The Trade Point works as “one-stop-shops” through which a client gains a full range of trade information, trade assistance and e-trading. In order to do business on international markets by using the services of WTPF and its Trade Point members SMEs can make access to the latest information and telecommunication technologies and services, inform their potential partners of their products and find business partners in other countries. UNCTAD keeps on helping the Federation (as a host of its Secretariat in Geneva) under the extended mandate of its member states.

Keywords: UNCTAD, WTPF, Trade Point, SME, international trade, information, network