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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.
UNCTAD to help Kazakhstan modernize customs administration
22 Dec 2015
UNCTAD and Kazakhstan recently launched a new project to align the country's customs procedures with international standards and adapt to the conditions of its recent membership of the World Trade Organization.
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.
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.
Branding strategies using Geographical Indications can help farmers in the poorest countries
28 Sep 2015
Rural communities could gain significantly from the introduction of Geographical Indications for branding their products, representatives of UNCTAD said at the Second International Conference on Agriculture in an Urbanizing Society held in Rome from 14–17 September.
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.
UNCTAD and TradeMark East Africa strengthen collaboration
13 Jul 2015
In a Memorandum of Understanding, UNCTAD and TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) have agreed to strengthen the scope and impact of their activities in East Africa by joining forces on a number of issues.
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.
United Nations member States to review the "UN Set" on competition for the seventh time
3 Jul 2015
United Nations member States are meeting from 6-10 July 2015 in Geneva to reaffirm the validity of the only multilateral instrument adopted by the UN General Assembly in the area of Competition Policy, the so-called UN Set on competition. This instrument was adopted in 1980 and member States have reaffirmed its validity six times.
Benin Enhanced Integrated Framework Tier II project to strengthen trade and productive capacities goes operational
30 Jun 2015
The government of Benin has begun implementing a Tier II project on Strengthening Productive and Trade Capacities of Benin, under the aegis of the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) of which UNCTAD plays an active role. The implementation phase was launched in Benin's seat of government, Cotonou, at a ceremony on 11 June 2015.