Trade Negotiations and Commercial Diplomacy

Making trade and trade negotiations work for developing countries and countries with economies in transition

The Trade Negotiations and Commercial Diplomacy Branch (TNCDB) contributes to maximizing the trade and development prospects of developing countries and economies in transition, assisting them in their beneficial integration into the globalizing and liberalizing world economy and the international trading system, and effectively implementing the Millennium Declaration commitment "to an open, equitable, rule-based, predictable, and non-discriminatory multilateral trading and financial system".

The work of the Trade Negotiations and Commercial Diplomacy Branch aims to strengthen human, institutional and policy-making capacities by formulating and implementing national trade policy frameworks conducive to economic, human and social development and poverty alleviation, as well as in participating effectively in multilateral, regional and subregional trade negotiations.

Trade Negotiations and Commercial Diplomacy  


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28 February 2016The Islamic Republic of Iran and UNCTAD agreed on furthering cooperation in the area of trade-related issues including WTO accession
22 December 2015The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development provides a new direction for the multilateral trading system
21 December 2015The Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) is the next major step in Africa's beneficial integration into the global economy: UNCTAD @MC10 Nairobi event on "CFTA: Making it work for Africa"
15 December 2015The Continental Free Trade Area: making it work for Africa
28 October 2015At Geneva meeting, policymakers share lessons learnt in making trade work for development
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Trade Policy Framework: Panama (UNCTAD/DITC/TNCD/2016/3)
Trade Policy Framework: Angola (UNCTAD/DITC/TNCD/2015/5)
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