The International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO in Geneva monitors major markets for fresh fruits and vegetables, cut flowers, tropical and ornamental plants, common spices, raw and semi-tanned hides and skins, bulk packed fruit juices, rice and selected pharmaceuticals raw materials. Depending on the product group, the Market News Service (MNS) provides up to the minute information concerning actual prices paid for specific products, supply and demand and other economic information that may have an effect on the market situation. MNS Subscribers can receive this information via electronic mail, telefax, or airmail. The Trade Information Dissemination Unit also prepares market briefs on the market potential for products in a specific country (e.g, the market for t-shirts in the European Union). The brief reports detail import and export rates, consumer preferences, duty rates and other market access information, prices, sales promotions, distribution techniques, commercial practices, market opportunities and useful contacts.