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BioTrade is growing exponentially, generating jobs and protecting biodiversity
3 Dec 2016
The trade in sustainable plant and animal products - or "BioTrade" - is growing exponentially, with export values reaching $4.5 billion in 2015 from $40 million in 2003, according to a new UNCTAD report published on Saturday.
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.
Illegal trade accelerates wild plant extinctions, more transparency needed
30 Sep 2016
Illegal trade is accelerating the extinctions of wild plant species, and more transparent value chains would help tackle this illegal trade, an UNCTAD official said on Friday on the sidelines of the world's largest conference on the wildlife trade.
Andean stakeholders discuss options for policy and regulatory reform for a BioTrade friendly implementation of the Nagoya Protocol
28 Sep 2016
UNCTAD, Swiss Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), the General Secretariat of the Andean Community (CAN), the Ministry Environment of Peru (MINAM), the Interamerican Institute for Agriculture Cooperation (IICA) and GIZ joint forces to support a BioTrade friendly implementation of the Nagoya Protocol in the Andean Region.
Nutmeg revival helps Aceh, Indonesia, recover after years of conflict
23 Aug 2016
The revival of nutmeg farming has generated jobs and economic opportunity in the post-conflict Indonesian province of Aceh and is still helping to consolidate peace in the region as much as a decade after the end of the insurgency, says a new UNCTAD study, Sustaining Peacebuilding and Post-Conflict Recovery Through BioTrade.
Kenyan fashion flies the flag at UNCTAD14, sees the Secretary-General dance
22 Jul 2016
Bold patterns, striking poses and African rhythms spilled out on the roof of the Kenyatta International Convention Centre on Tuesday night as the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) hosted the crème of Kenyan fashion at UNCTAD 14 in Nairobi.
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.