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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.
Better access to G20 markets could boost exports from poorest countries by 15%
22 Dec 2016
The world’s poorest countries are barely engaging in the global economy, but fully liberalising trade for these countries into G20 markets could boost their exports by about 15%, according to an UNCTAD report released on 22 December.
UNCTAD sees cause for concern in sluggish trade growth
22 Dec 2016
Unusual trends in international trade statistics, such as the falling value of world trade in goods and services even as the global economy grew in 2015, give cause for concern, said an UNCTAD report released on 22 December.
Trade matters, because people matter, says UNCTAD’s Joakim Reiter
24 Nov 2016
Trade is benefiting more people than ever before, but the trade community must do more to protect the vulnerable and to include more people in the global trading system, UNCTAD’s Deputy Secretary-General Joakim Reiter said.
Policy makers should use trade in the fight against climate change
10 Nov 2016
National governments should take a closer look at the ways in which trade can help spread the use of green technologies and therefore to tackle climate change, UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi said on Thursday.
New EU-UNCTAD agreement to help Central Africa cut its trade costs
14 Oct 2016
UNCTAD is set to support Central African countries cut the costs of their cross-border trade, after signing a three-year €380,000 ($420,000) deal with the European Union in Brussels on Friday.
Sustainable Freight Transportation for Agenda 2030 discussed at UNCTAD14
22 Jul 2016
Discussing sustainable freight transport is both timely and topical as the world community moves ahead with the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (ASD) and the Paris Climate Change Agreement (COP21).
UNCTAD launches “Trading into Sustainable Development” report
20 Apr 2016
UNCTAD presented its new report during events held in Geneva and New York, which maps out complex interlinkages between market access conditions and the enabling environment surrounding the Sustainable Development Goals.
Global trade slows down to a five-year low in 2015
7 Apr 2016
Global trade slows down to a five-year low in 2015, but negative growth rates are also a result of currencies' depreciation against the US dollar.