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NTM Week 2018 - Shaping Sustainable Trade amid Protectionism
09 - 11 October 2018
Palais des Nations
Geneva, Switzerland

Key Issues

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.

NTM Week 2018 will provide a platform for policymakers, practitioners and researchers to discuss cutting-edge issues surrounding the impact of non-tariff measures (NTMs), including voluntary sustainability standards (VSS), on international trade and sustainable development. Together, they will consider ways of “Shaping Sustainable Trade amid Protectionism”.

Sessions will discuss the role and impact of:

  • National and regional regulatory coherence and cooperation

  • Channels connecting VSS to trade

  • International standard-setting bodies

  • Data innovations

  • Research advances

  • Classification of NTMs and MAST group

  • Transparency in trade regulations

NTM Week 2018



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Mr. Ralf Peters, Ralf.Peters@un.org Telephone: +41 22 91 75680,
Ms. Miho Shirotori, Miho.Shirotori@un.org Telephone: +41 22 91 75556,
Ms. Chi Le Ngo, Chile.Ngo@un.org Telephone: +41 22 91 75566,
Related Sites:

​The global database on Non-Tariff Measures: http://trains.unctad.org

More information about the NTM Week: http://unctad.org/NTMsWeek

More information about the UNCTAD Programme on NTMs: http://unctad.org/ntm

More information about UNFSS: https://unfss.org/

Covid-19 Advisory
In view of the current situation concerning the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), it has been decided in the public interest to postpone all UNCTAD meetings scheduled in May 2020, including those listed below. New dates will be communicated in due time.
  • Multi-year Expert Meeting on Trade, Services and Development (5 to 6 May 2020)
  • Short course for Geneva-based delegates - Para 166 (8 May 2020)
  • Multi-year Expert Meeting on Investment, Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Productive Capacity-building and Sustainable Development (13 May 2020)
  • UNCTAD ad-hoc meetings
Please consult the information on COVID-19 for meeting participants here.

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