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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.
Women can be catalysts for trade and development – if obstacles are removed
29 Sep 2015
With more empowerment and a change in socio-cultural attitudes, women can be catalysts for trade and development. But, according to participants in a round table discussion during the sixty-second session of the Trade and Development Board, trade liberalization does not automatically benefit women and gender equality.
Debt sustainability takes centre stage at Trade and Development Board
25 Sep 2015
Representatives of member States contributing to discussions at the sixty-second session of the Trade and Development Board praised UNCTAD's work on sovereign debt crises and the search for a new mechanism to deal with them.
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.
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.
Ministry of Culture of Cabo Verde advances in the formulation of public policies for the development of their Creative Economy
27 Jul 2015
The Integrated Strategic Plan for the Development of the Creative Economy in Cabo Verde elaborated by the Ministry of Culture is now available and it includes some of the recommendations put forward by the UNCTAD/EIF study "Economias Criativas Cabo-Verdianas: Potencializando vocações para um novo desenvolvimento".
Five ways the Republic of the Congo is benefiting from an improved management of its external debt statistics
13 Jul 2015
Since 2012, the national debt office of the Republic of the Congo has received support from UNCTAD's Debt Management and Financial Analysis System (DMFAS) Programme and this has resulted in five tangible benefits.