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Launch of the Commodities and Development Report 2015
24 Dec 2015
The Commodities and Development Report 2015, entitled "Smallholder Farmers and Sustainable Commodity Development" was launched on 17 December 2015 on the margins of the tenth Ministerial Conference of the WTO taking place in Nairobi. The presentation of the report was preceded by an introduction by Joakim Reiter, UNCTAD's Deputy Secretary-General.
Expanded list of duty-free technology products to boost international trade and development, research reveals
15 Dec 2015
New UNCTAD research shows that the expansion of the list of technology goods earmarked for duty-free treatment by participating economies of the World Trade Organization's Information Technology Agreement (ITA), agreed to in July 2015, will cover 99 per cent of the value of global information and communications technology (ICT) goods, and some 80 per cent of all product lines in this category1.
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.
UNCTAD helps Thai government to improve the comparability of its e-commerce statistics
6 Nov 2015
The challenge of producing internationally comparable and relevant statistics was highlighted at the International Workshop on Measuring E-commerce, organized by UNCTAD in collaboration with the Electronic Transactions Development Agency of Thailand, in Bangkok on 27 October 2015.
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.
After the Supercycle: New Development Challenges for Commodity Exporters
27 Apr 2015
The 2015 UNCTAD Global Commodities Forum tackled new dynamics in international agricultural markets, and policy options for commodity-dependent economies in Geneva from 13-14 April.
Debate heats up over reform of the Swiss commodity trading sector at UNCTAD forum
17 Apr 2015
UNCTAD's two-day Global Commodities Forum on 13–14 April provided a platform for differing views on how best to reform Swiss commodities trading to benefit people in the developing countries where raw materials are grown or extracted.
UNCTAD Commodities Week
8 Apr 2015
"Transforming Commodities into Sustainable Development", will be the focus of UNCTAD Commodities Week (13-17 April 2015).
Swiss commodity traders under scrutiny at UNCTAD forum
8 Apr 2015
Representatives from the Swiss Government, individual trading companies and transparency advocates will discuss the current lack of publicly available information about commodity trading in Switzerland at UNCTAD's sixth annual Global Commodities Forum at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on 13–14 April 2015.
Impact of falling oil prices on developing countries examined at Commodities forum
8 Apr 2015
The spectacular fall in prices for oil and other commodities since mid-2014 and what it means for resource-rich developing countries will be among key issues discussed by participants of UNCTAD's sixth annual Global Commodities Forum at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on 13–14 April.