NTMs Week 2019

NTMs Week 2019 
Regulatory and non-regulatory measures have become more salient in international trade. Increasingly used for trade and non-trade objectives, they impact all areas of our lives: social, environmental and economic.
The NTMs Week 2019 provides a platform for policymakers, traders and researchers to discuss cutting-edge issues surrounding the impact of non-tariff measures on international trade and sustainable development.
Sessions will discuss the role and impact of:
  • Policy initiatives around national and regional regulatory coherence and cooperation
  • Trade wars beyond tariffs
  • International standard-setting bodies
  • Interlinkage of NTMs and the Sustainable Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific
  • Reporting and eliminating 'ugly' NTMs
  • Transparency in trade regulations
  • African Continental Free Trade Area
  • Classification of NTMs and MAST group
Contact:  ntm@unctad.org


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25 February 2020Post-Brexit UK exports could fall by $32 billion due to non-tariff measures and tariffs
17 January 2020Online tool to remove trade barriers in Africa goes live
Global Goals
14 October 2019Trade costs of non-tariff measures now more than double that of tariffs
Global Goals
10 October 2019Trade barriers: picking the good from the bad and the ugly
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10 October 2019Non-tariff measures course empowers trainees from 32 countries
13 September 2019Southeast Asia ministers laud UNCTAD's database on non-tariff measures
11 July 2019UNCTAD launches an Online Course on Non-Tariff Measures and Data Collection
21 March 2019Project tackles non-tariff barriers in Africa
23 November 2018Geneva trade trio promise better trade data for small businesses

 Related Links


UNCTAD's Work on Non-Tariff Measures in World Trade

UNCTAD coordinates the international effort to improve access and increase transparency with regard to NTMs, and trains experts globally to collect and classify information about these measures.


Trade Analysis and Information System (TRAINS)

TRAINS is a comprehensive database at the most disaggregated level of Harmonized System (HS), covering tariff and non-tariff measures as well as import flows by origin for more than 150 countries.


Integrated Trade Intelligence Portal (I-TIP)

I-TIP provides a single entry point for information compiled by the WTO on trade policy measures.


United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards

UNFSS provides information and analysis on voluntary sustainability standards (VSS), with a focus on the potential value of VSS as tools for developing countries to achieve their sustainable development goals.


UNCTAD's work on voluntary sustainability standards (VSS)

UNCTAD supports developing countries' assessment of opportunities and challenges of adopting VSS as a part of green-trade strategies.


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