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 discuss the role and impact of:

  • National and regional regulatory coherence and cooperation

  • International standard-setting bodies

  • Data innovations

  • Research advances

  • Classification of NTMs and MAST group

  • Transparency in trade regulations

Contact:  ntm@unctad.org 



05 October 2018Behind-the-border measures shaping trade take centre stage
28 September 2018Standards keep people and planet healthy but cost small firms
17 September 2018Report: Voluntary Sustainability Standards can drive trade
29 June 2018Analysis of trade regulations data flags important new findings
14 December 2017Understanding non-tariff measures remains vital to increase global trade, speakers agree at MC11
11 December 2017At MC11, new report reveals that trade regulations are more costly for developing countries than tariffs
11 December 2017At MC11, UNCTAD sheds new light on murky trade regulations with update of non-tariff measures database
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 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.


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