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International Jute Study Group (IJSG)

International Jute Study Group (IJSG) is located in Dhaka,the capital of  Bangladesh.Its mandate and activities are presented in its website, .Some important features of this organization has been given here for further dissemination on the basis of the website.

The International Jute Study Group (IJSG) is an intergovernmental body set up under the aegis of UNCTAD to function as the International Commodity Body (ICB) for Jute, Kenaf and other Allied Fibres.

The International Jute Study Group (IJSG) is  the legal successor of  the erstwhile International Jute Organisation (IJO), was established on 27 April 2002.

The objectives and    Functions  of  IJSG are presented below.


The objectives of the Group are:

(a)To provide an effective framework for international cooperation, consultation and policy development among members with regard to all relevant aspects of the world of jute economy;

(b)To promote the expansion of international trade in jute and jute products by maintaining existing markets and by developing new markets, including the introduction of new jute products and the development of new end-uses;

(c)To provide a forum for the active participation of the private sector in the development of the jute sector;

(d) To address the issues of poverty alleviation, employment and development of human resources, particularly women, in the jute sector;

(e) To facilitate the improvement of structural conditions in the jute sector through improvement of productivity and quality, and promotion of the application of new processes and technologies;

(f) To create and increase awareness of the beneficial effects of the use of jute as an environmentally friendly, renewable and biodegradable natural fibre;

(g) To improve market intelligence with a view to ensuring greater transparency in the international jute market in collaboration with other organizations, including the Food and Agricultural  Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

In pursuance of its objectives, the Group has the following functions:

(a) To develop an appropriate strategy for the improvement of the world jute economy with particular emphasis on generic promotion of jute and jute products;

(b) To conduct consultations and exchanges of information on the international jute economy;

(c) To initiate, sponsor, supervise, monitor and act as a catalyst with respect to projects and related activities aimed at improving the structural conditions of the world jute economy and the general economic well-being of those employed therein. In exceptional cases, the involvement of the Group in the implementation of projects shall be approved by the Council, provided that this involvement shall not bring about any additional costs for the administrative budget of the Group;

(d) To provide and improve statistics and market intelligence on jute and jute-based products in consultation with the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations and other appropriate bodies;

(e) To undertake studies on various aspects of the world jute economy and related issues; and

(f)  To consider problems or difficulties which may arise in the international jute economy.

In implementing its functions above, the Group shall take into account the activities of other relevant international organizations, including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).