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Reaping Benefits through Trade Facilitation: Ministerial panel discusses policies to bolster competitiveness, improve governance and enhance regional integration
22 Dec 2015
A high-level panel on trade facilitation discussed opportunities and challenges for developing countries associated with the implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement.
Sudan strengthens capacity to carry out trade facilitation reform
16 Dec 2015
The Sudanese Trade Facilitation Committee agreed on an action plan to implement trade facilitation reforms. They will be assisted by UNCTAD, the World Customs Organization and the United Kingdom.
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.
Reaping benefits from trade facilitation
11 Dec 2015
In a new policy brief, UNCTAD examines the potential impact that trade facilitation reforms can have on trade competitiveness and development, including a number of specific Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and on revenue collection and other public policy objectives.
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.
Tackling high levels of joblessness among young people, UNCTAD and the Commonwealth launch guide to youth entrepreneurship
24 Nov 2015
A policy guide for advancing youth entrepreneurship, jointly developed by the Commonwealth Secretariat and UNCTAD, was launched on 24 November 2015 at a business forum taking place ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Malta (27–29 November).
Making mining work more for the local community and the sustainability of the planet
18 Nov 2015
The minerals and metals mining sector must do a better job at making a positive impact on local economies.
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.
United Kingdom funds project on Trade Facilitation
3 Sep 2015
The United Kingdom will fund a capacity building project to be implemented by UNCTAD and the World Customs Organization, which aims to support the implementation of the World Trade Organisation's Trade Facilitation Agreement in developing and least developed countries.