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Selected international craft trade fairs from ITC's web site. (Market Profile).

ARGENTINA (Cordoba): Artesanias -- Feria Internacional de Artesanias: Ceramic, leather, wood, metal, stone, textile, glass and paper items, musical instruments. Date/length: ten days in March/April (tel. +54-351 4810759, fax 4890023).

BURKINA FASO: International African Arts and Crafts Trade Show of Ouagadougou (SIAO): Traditional and contemporary quality arts and crafts, items of practical use. Date/length: every two years, in even years; nine days at end October/early November (http://www.siao.bf).

COLOMBIA (Bogota): Expoartesanias -- Handicraft Exhibition: Traditional, indigenous and contemporary handicrafts. Date/length: second and third weeks in December (http://www.expoartesanias.com).

CUBA (Havana): Feria Internacional de Artesania (FIART): Traditional, indigenous and contemporary handicrafts, furniture, art. Date/length: every two years in uneven years; one week at end January (e-mail: mercy@fcbc.cult.cu).

FRANCE (Paris): Eclat de Mode International Trade Show for Costume Jewellery, Silver Jewellery and Fashion Accessories (BIJORHCA): Jewellery and fashion accessories. Date/length: twice a year; four days at end January and beginning September (http://www.bijorhca.com).

FRANCE (Paris): Maison et Objet -- International Home Decoration, Giftware and Tableware Exhibition: Home/interior decoration and textiles, fragrances, arts and crafts, games, stationery. Date/length: twice a year; four days in mid-January and September (http://www.maison-objet.com).

GERMANY (Nuremberg): International Toy Fair: Model construction kits, hobby and handicraft items, model railway and supplies, mechanical/electronic/sport/construction/cuddly/wooden toys, dolls, small wickerwork articles, books, Christmas decorations. Date/length: six days in early February (http://www.spielwarenmesse.de).

GERMANY: Import Shop Berlin: Sales exhibition for clothing, interior furnishing, leather goods, gifts and home accessories. Date/length: mid- November (http://www.importshop-berlin.de).

GERMANY: International Frankfurter Messe -- "Ambiente" (in February) and "Tendence" (in August): Table art, kitchen and houseware with gourmet shop, table decoration and accessories, interior design, giftware, jewellery, paperware, perfume, accessories, etc. Date/length: five days, twice a year (http://www.messefrankfurt.com or http://www.ambiente.messefrankfurt.com).

ITALY (Florence): International Handicraft Fair: Home furnishing, textile and metal articles, costume jewellery, ceramics, leather and fur articles. Date/length: ten days at end April/beginning May (http://www.firenze-expo.it)

JAPAN (Tokyo): International Gift Show: Young fashion, kids' stuff, stationery, hobbies, decorative items, floral accessories, houseware, jewellery, imported goods. Date/length: twice a year; three days in late February and early September (http://www.giftshow.co.jp).

PHILIPPINES: Manila F.A.M.E. -- International Gifts and Houseware Market Week: Gifts, houseware, textiles, fashion accessories, leather goods, toys. Date/length: twice a year; three days in mid-April and mid-October (http://www.citem.com.ph).

RUSSIAN FEDERATION (St. Petersburg): Baltica: Clothing, fur and leather, furniture, household, food and beverages. Date/length: four days during first/second week of June (http://www.lenexpo.ru).

SPAIN (Barcelona): Expohogar Regalo/"Primavera" and "Otono" -- International Trade Fair for Gifts, House and Home: Gifts in general, arts and crafts, crystal, glass, china, pottery, tableware, furnishings, lighting, household appliances. Date/length: twice a year; four days in first week of February and five days in late September (http://www.expohogar.com).

SPAIN (Valencia): Feria Internacional de Juguetes (FEJU): Toys, baby carriages, joke and party articles, Christmas decorations, hobbies, toy manufacturing machines and accessories. Date/length: four days in late January (http://www.feriavalencia.com/feju/).

THAILAND: Bangkok International Gift and Houseware Fair (BIG): Gifts, household, decorative items, toys and games, stationery, small furniture. Date/length: five days around third week of April (http://www.depthai.go.th/fairln/big).

UNITED KINGDOM: Spring Fair Birmingham (Gift Trade): General giftware, jewellery, watches, china and glass, fashion accessories, leather, frames and fine art. Date/length: twice a year; five days in first/second week in February and in first week of September (http://www.gift-gardenmart.com or http://www.springfair.com).

UNITED STATES: New York International Gift Fair: Accent on design, handmade, at home, general gifts, personal accessories. Date/length: twice a year; five days around last week in January and third week in August (http://www.nyigf.com or http://www.glmshows.com).

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