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'Significant discrepancies remain in commodity trading data' -- Q&A with Janvier Nkurunziza, Chief of UNCTAD's Commodity Research and Analysis Section
23 Dec 2016
On 14 July 2016, UNCTAD published a report on primary commodity trade misinvoicing, saying that some countries could lose as much as 67% of commodity exports to misinvoicing. The report prompted significant reaction, broadly divided between those who think misinvoicing is a problem and those who think it is not. On 23 December, UNCTAD published an updated version of the report.
Remote Pacific islands need trade to survive, celebrate 15 years of automated customs
20 Dec 2016
Meeting with other customs officials in a UN meeting room on a frosty European winter's day, Ben Malas is a long way from his home in Vanuatu, a tropical archipelago of 83 Pacific Ocean islands strung out across an area the size of France.
UNCTAD eyes an agricultural future for successful customs automation
16 Sep 2016
Trade in agricultural commodities is the next frontier for UNCTAD's ASYCUDA program, which reduces bureaucracy, corruption, and trade delays in as many as 93 developing countries by automating customs procedures.
UNCTAD welcomes discussion, transparency on commodities and misinvoicing
2 Aug 2016
UNCTAD welcomes the comments on its commodities paper, which was published earlier this month.
Q&A with Leonce Ndikumana
17 Jul 2016
A new UNCTAD study reveals staggering revenue losses to developing countries from commodity trade mispricing. We speak to the author.
Some countries losing up to 67% of commodity exports to misinvoicing
16 Jul 2016
Some commodity dependent developing countries are losing as much as 67% of their exports worth billions of dollars to trade misinvoicing, according to a fresh study by UNCTAD, which for the first time analyses this issue for specific commodities and countries.
UNCTAD Secretary-General opens Global Commodities and Civil Society Forums
15 Jul 2016
UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi launched the Global Commodities Forum on Friday morning then the Civil Society Forum in the afternoon, saying UNCTAD14 had officially started and noting the enormous challenges to achieving prosperity for all.
UNCTAD forum eyes an end to commodity dependence
8 Jul 2016
Low global demand for commodities has slowed growth in many developing countries. Breaking the chains of commodity dependence is the theme of this year's Global Commodities Forum (15-16 July 2016, Nairobi, Kenya).
Cocoa industry reform needed to stop farmers from being left behind
21 Apr 2016
Cocoa farmers in some of the world's poorest countries are scarcely benefitting from a value chain which sees goods made from their crops, such as chocolate and cocoa butter-based cosmetics, sold for a premium in developed economies, a new UNCTAD report has found.