International Trade and Commodities
International Trade and Commodities

The overall objective of the programme is to promote inclusive and sustainable development through international trade.

It offers analysis and advice and seeks to build consensus, strengthen capacity and promote partnerships for trade policy, trade negotiations, trade in goods and services, competition law and consumer protection, and managing issues arising at the intersection of trade, the environment and climate change.

 

 News

 
12 July 2018Competition policy ensures markets work for people over profit
11 July 2018Unsafe consumer products cost the US economy $1 trillion each year
11 July 2018UNCTAD pledges support to Arab free trade quartet
09 July 2018A fairer economy requires protection as much as inclusion
05 July 2018Audio-visual sports rights experts step up to the plate
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 Publications

 
Manual on Consumer Protection (UNCTAD/DITC/CPLP/2017/1)
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 Meetings

 
Start DateTitleLocationCountry
14-18 Jan 2019Study Visit on Cotton By-Products DevelopmentNagpurIndia
11 Dec 2018COP24 Side Event: The Roles of Fiscal Policy, Financial Markets and Trade in Implementing the Paris AgreementKatowicePoland
28-29 Nov 2018First National Stakeholder Workshop: Oceans based sectors selection and assessmentBelize CityBelize
24-25 Nov 2018Competition Seminar for Fair Competition Commissioners and Tribunal JudgesZanzibarUnited Republic of Tanzania
22-23 Nov 2018Dissemination of UNCTAD's Voluntary Peer Review on Consumer Protection Law and Policy of MoroccoMorocco
22 Nov 2018UNCTAD supports development of study mapping agriculture focal points and successful case stories of agri-tourism linkages in TanzaniaGenevaSwitzerland
19-27 Nov 2018Training Workshops on Competition and Consumer Protection Laws and Policies Dar Es SalaamUnited Republic of Tanzania
15 Nov 2018Biological and Genetic Resources – innovations and supply chains in support of the SDGs and Agenda 2030Um Marikha Bay, Sharm El-SheikhEgypt
08-09 Nov 2018Taller Nacional: Aprovechando el comercio agrícola para el desarrollo rural sostenible y la seguridad alimentariaGuatemala CityGuatemala
07-08 Nov 2018UNCTAD/ESCWA Capacity Building Workshop on Non-Tariff Measures: Economic assessment and policy options for developmentBeirutLebanon
06-07 Nov 2018First National Stakeholder Workshop: Oceans based sectors selection and assessment San JoseCosta Rica
05-08 Nov 2018UNCTAD shares experiences from National Green Export Reviews (NGERs) at 4th African Organic Agriculture Conference (4th AOC)SalySenegal
29-31 Oct 2018Advocacy Workshop on Competition and Consumer ProtectionMalaboEquatorial Guinea
17-19 Oct 2018Circular Economy at the Stanley Foundation’s 59th Strategy for Peace ConferenceWashington, DCUnited States of America
15-19 Oct 20182018 IGF Annual General MeetingGenevaSwitzerland
11 Oct 2018Making Voluntary Sustainability Standards Contribute to the SDGs GenevaSwitzerland
09 Oct 2018Validation workshop for the 2nd Services Policy Review (SPR) of ParaguayAsunciónParaguay
08 Oct 2018Green Export Forum: Promoting sustainable production and export in developing countries and economies in transitionGenevaSwitzerland
02 Oct 2018UNCTAD BioTrade / ITC sessions on sustainable consumption and productionGenevaSwitzerland
01 Oct 2018Creative Economy at the UN General AssemblyNew YorkUnited States of America
17-18 Sep 2018International Convention on Sustainable Trade and Standards: Leveraging Trade, Global Value Chains, and Standards as engines of Sustainable DevelopmentDehliIndia
13 Sep 2018National Action Plan Implementation Workshop on Ecotourism in LebanonBeirutLebanon
12-13 Sep 2018Taller Nacional: Promoviendo una implementación efectiva del Protocolo de Nagoya y el BioComercio LimaPeru
12 Sep 2018National Stakeholder Workshop on Natural Soaps in LebanonBeirutLebanon
14 Aug 2018Webinar on Lessons from implementing BioTrade Principles and Criteria in Latin AmericaColombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Brazil
16 Jul 2018BioTrade, Access and Benefit-Sharing in support of the SDGs: Entering a new alliance for economic growth, innovation and biodiversityNew YorkUnited States of America
16-17 Jul 20182nd Oceans Forum on Trade-related Aspects of SDG 14GenevaSwitzerland
13 Jul 2018Better Trade 4 the SDGsNew YorkUnited States of America
20 Jun 2018Ethical Sourcing Exchange (UEBT/UNCTAD)ParisFrance
20-22 Jun 2018UNCTAD, DOALOS and Commonwealth – Field Mission to Barbados: An Oceans Economy and Trade Strategy for BarbadosBridgetownBarbados
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