Training Courses on Non-tariff Measures

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The objective of these technical courses is to increase the understanding of the classification of non-tariff measures (NTMs) and the collection of NTM data.

The course targets two specialized audiences:

  1. Data collectors directly working with NTMs.

  2. Government officials, researchers, and representatives of the private sector who want to strengthen their understanding of NTMs, use NTM data, and/or who are or may be involved in the design or negotiation of policies related to NTMs.


Course prerequisites:

Candidates must hold a Master's Degree in Economics, Law, or International Relations. Applications may also be accepted from students enrolled in such programmes who hold a Bachelor's degree in one of these fields. Also required are: basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel, very good knowledge of English, and familiarity with government/ministry structures responsible for setting regulations.

Please note that in order to successfully complete course activities, participants should plan to dedicate at least 10 hours per week throughout the duration of the seven-week course.


The course is structured as follows:

  • Module 1: Introduction to NTMs and data collection

  • Module 2: Classification of NTMs

  • Module 3: Product classification

  • Module 4: Guidelines for the collection of data on official NTMs

  • Module 5: Data classification and storage template


Grading and certificate:

In order to pass, participants must receive an average grade of at least 70 per cent in the quizzes of each module. An "UNCTAD Certified Non-Tariff Measure Data Collector" certificate will be awarded to participants who have successfully completed the course.

The top graduates of the online course will become part of the UNCTAD NTM consultancy roster, and may be considered for future data collection or related work.


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