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More policy attention needed on artisanal mining
1 Nov 2016
Artisanal and small-scale mining offers opportunities to generate jobs, reduce poverty, and provide livelihoods, but this sector has been largely ignored by policy-makers and donors, an UNCTAD official said. In addition, poor management of this sector contributes to serious health and environmental risks, said Yanchun Zhang from UNCTAD's Special Unit on Commodities.
Miners seek win-win solutions for sustainable development
25 Oct 2016
Extracting heavy minerals such as zircon, rutile and ilmenite from Senegal's coastal dunes is heavy work - these valuable substances represent only 2% of mined material while the rest is sand.
Trade regulators must strike a delicate balance
6 Oct 2016
Regulators must strike a delicate balance between protecting consumers and the environment on the one hand and not restricting trade on the other, a top UNCTAD official said on Wednesday at a meeting on trade regulations.
Launch of the largest global Non-Tariff Measures database: TRAINS
22 Jul 2016
On the occasion of its fourteenth Ministerial Conference, UNCTAD launched the largest global database on Non-Tariff Measures during the Ministerial round table 'Lowering hurdles for Trade: Trade Costs, Regulatory Convergence and Regional Integration'.
Launch of UNCTAD DITC and Virtual Institute online NTM training course
21 Jul 2016
On the occasion of the Ministerial Round Table on "Lowering Hurdles for Trade: Trade Costs, Regulatory Convergence and Regional Integration" held at UNCTAD 15 on Tuesday 19 July, the Trade Analysis Branch in the Division on International Trade in Goods and Services, and Commodities in close collaboration with UNCTAD Virtual Institute have just released an on-line non-technical introductory module on the economic analysis of non-tariff measures.
Q&A with Ralf Peters, Chief of UNCTAD's Trade Information Section
21 Jul 2016
Launching a new database on "non-tariff measures", Ralf Peters explaines what they are, and how they disadvantage developing countries.
Least developed countries lose 10 percent of exports on non-tariff measures
20 Jul 2016
Least developed countries lose an estimated $23 billion per year, equal to about 10 per cent of their exports to the Group of 20 (G20) through failure to comply with G20 non-tariff measures, according to new data published by UNCTAD on Tuesday.
New Database of ASEAN Non-Tariff Measures
14 Apr 2016
Following a joint project to collect, validate, and store data on non-tariff measures (NTMs), UNCTAD and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia have launch a Website that provides information on NTMs for the ten ASEAN countries.
National Platform on Private Sustainability Standards launched in India
23 Mar 2016
The Platform will provide a forum for the government, private sector and civil society to exchange information on key issues related to "private sustainability standards" and jointly assess the commercial and development implication of such standards.
Database on Iron Ore Statistics Launched
1 Mar 2016
As a supplement to the yearly Iron Ore Market Report, the Database provides comprehensive and up-to-date statistical data on developments in the world market for iron ore. The Database will be updated regularly by the UNCTAD Trust Fund on Iron Ore Information.