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Shipping needs to be more efficient -- Q&A with Dirk Vande Velde, Mediterranean Shipping Company's Chief Sustainable Development Officer
10 Nov 2016
This year's Review of Maritime Transport, launched on 7 November, highlights that 2015 was another difficult year for the shipping industry, with continued overcapacity and historically low freight rates.
Seaborne shipping grows at slowest pace since 2009, future remains uncertain
7 Nov 2016
Seaborne shipments passed 10 billion tons for the first time ever in 2015, up 2.1 per cent from 9.8 billion tons the year before, the UNCTAD Review of Maritime Transport 2016 says, noting that this is the slowest pace of growth in the industry since 2009 and that future growth looks uncertain.
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.
World Maritime Day 2016
25 Sep 2016
Ahead of the World Maritime Day 2016, UNCTAD notes that world seaborne trade exceeded 10 billion tons in 2015; maritime transport underpins cross-border transport networks linking supply chains and enabling globalized trade.
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.
Helping Cambodia prepare for growing competition as neighboring countries sign free trade agreements
13 Apr 2016
UNCTAD and the Ministry of Commerce of Cambodia organized workshops last month in Pnhom Penh to discuss the possible trade implications raised from the TPP and Free trade Agreements between the European Union and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.