In 2014, countries concluded one international investment agreement every other week. Investors continue to use investor-State dispute settlement, but the number of new cases does not reach the record high of previous years.
The report is based on the analysis of fifty trade facilitation bodies and provides a first-hand set of recommendations and policy-oriented conclusions aimed at assisting those countries that are looking to set up or strengthen their national trade facilitation committees.
New UNCTAD data shows renewed growth in the trade of information, communication and technology (ICT) goods in 2013. However, whereas communication equipment and electronic components expanded, trade in consumer electronics and computers fell.
UNCTAD holds an informal briefing on "Climate Change, SDGs and Trade: At the crossroads of sustainable development"
Within the framework of the Trade and Private Sector Development Project financed by the European Union (EU), and in cooperation with the University of Zimbabwe and Competition and Tariff Commission, UNCTAD organized three training courses on competition in Harare between 2 and 13 February 2015.
The report of the Trade Policy Framework for Jamaica is the result of a two-year project involving UNCTAD research and technical support and collaboration and consultations with several Governmental entities.
In its latest Policy Brief, UNCTAD lays out four elements of a more ambitious and flexible policy approach required for developing countries to spur growth and attain the goals of a post-2015 development agenda.
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