Online Courses on Non-Tariff Measures and Data Collection launched by UNCTAD

12 August - 27 September 2019
, Switzerland

From August 12 to 27 September 2019, UNCTAD will provide an on-line training on NTMs and Data Collection to government officials, researchers, and representatives of the private sector worldwide.

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Non-tariff measures (NTMs) encompass a broad range of policy measures: "Policy measures, other than ordinary customs tariffs, that can potentially have an economic effect on international trade in goods". They are, more than ever, at the centre of Global Trade, affecting some 90% of world trade and all areas of our everyday lives. Meeting these complex andoften opaque rules requires national and regional financial and technical resources, as well as a well-functioning multilateral trading system.

Understanding the uses and implications of NTMs is essential for the formulation and implementation of effective development strategies to meet the Sustainable Development Goals, and to use NTMs in a way that carefully balances the reduction in trade costs against the preservation of public objectives.

With the aim of providing government officials, researchers, and representatives of the private sector with the knowledge and tools needed to identify, classify and collect information about national NTMs, as part of the international effort to improve access and increase transparency with regard to these measures, UNCTAD is offering the course on NTMs and data collection which constitutes a useful base of technical knowledge and skills for policymakers, researchers and trade practitioners working with NTMs and collecting data of NTMs.

The course will be open for application until 28 July, 2019. Interested candidates should apply by following the instructions available at:


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Ms. Chi-Le NGO, Trade Information Section, Trade Analysis Branch, Division on International Trade , and Commodities, UNCTAD Email: