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United Nations General Assembly adopts new framework for international consumer protection
23 Dec 2015
Consumer rights have been boosted with the adoption of revised United Nations Guidelines for Consumer Protection by the United Nations General Assembly on 22 December 2015. With this update, member States have agreed to put UNCTAD at the centre of global consumer protection.
Impact of the Nagoya Protocol for BioTrade business and practitioners
25 Nov 2015
Experts discuss the practical implications of the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol and its impact over certain aspects of BioTrade, at a peer review meeting in Geneva on 24 November 2015.
As South-East Asia aims for regional economic integration, UNCTAD holds an ASEAN Regional non-tariff measures workshop
20 Oct 2015
UNCTAD, as a world leader in statistics measuring the effects of non-tariff measures, is expanding and consolidating data collection in different regions. In October it was time for South-East Asia.
Growing international demand for BioTrade products: opportunities and challenges
8 Oct 2015
Market potential for BioTrade goods is estimated at 141 billion USD, but complex standards and other non-tariff barriers prevent many small producers from taking advantage of market opportunities.
International agencies and experts meet to update classification of non-tariff measures
5 Oct 2015
As trade policy measures shift, expert's meeting in Geneva took stock of past experiences and discussed future challenges and activities with respect to non-tariff measures.
Non-Tariff Measures and Sustainable Development Goals: Direct and Indirect Linkages
21 Sep 2015
The Sustainable Development Goals have multiple and vital linkages to "non-tariff measures" says UNCTAD in its latest Policy Brief. These non-tariff measures include regulatory policies to protect the environment and human, animal and plant life as well as non-trade barriers that have an effect on developing countries' poverty reduction opportunities.
Middle East and North African countries meet to work on competition and consumer protection policies
12 Aug 2015
The need to develop competitive markets and to embrace consumer protection values was highlighted during a regional workshop to mark the inception phase of a programme on competition and consumer policies for the Middle East and North African (MENA) region in Agadir, Morocco on 27-29 July 2015.
Successful conclusion to UNCTAD's second course on non-tariff measures
28 Jul 2015
The second edition of the online course on non-tariff measures, developed in cooperation between the Virtual Institute and UNCTAD's Division on International Trade in Goods and Services, and Commodities concluded July 19, awarding 58 participants the UNCTAD Non-Tariff Measures Data Collector Certificate.
Global competition policies to be reviewed at major five-yearly gathering in Geneva
3 Jul 2015
The Seventh UN Review Conference, marking the 35th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Set of Multilaterally Agreed Equitable Principles and Rules for the Control of Restrictive Business Practices (also referred to as the United Nations Set), takes place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on 6–10 July 2015.