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Understanding non-tariff measures remains vital to increase global trade, speakers agree at MC11
14 Dec 2017
Trade ministers and diplomats recognize that complex trade regulations must be understood if trade is to thrive and development goals met.
Fisheries subsidies at the Eleventh WTO Ministerial Conference – deal or no deal?
12 Dec 2017
Discussions on ending subsidized fisheries took place at the World Trade Organization’s ministerial conference in Buenos Aires.
At MC11, new report reveals that trade regulations are more costly for developing countries than tariffs
11 Dec 2017
Joint UNCTAD-World Bank Group findings confirm that non-tariff measures (NTMs) affect 77% of world trade and are more important than tariffs in trade policy.
At MC11, UNCTAD sheds new light on murky trade regulations with update of non-tariff measures database
11 Dec 2017
New release covers 90% of world trade and offers systematic information on tens of thousands of hard-to-find national regulations.
Making freight sustainable is vital to curb emissions
16 Nov 2017
Reining in greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector is vital, but the strong focus on passenger traffic should not mask the need to make freight more sustainable, the COP23 international climate summit in Bonn, Germany has heard.
Making trade work better for women -- a step in the right direction
26 Oct 2017
Some recent free trade agreements are raising the profile of women's empowerment, a new UNCTAD policy brief says, but while chapters on trade and gender are a step in the right direction they remain a light component in such deals.
Time is running out to find a solution to overfishing, UNCTAD warns
29 Sep 2017
With just 10 weeks until a World Trade Organization summit in Argentina, there is a risk that no global agreement will be made to address the issue of overfishing, an UNCTAD official has told a public meeting at the international body's Geneva base.
Consolidation in liner shipping – time flies
27 Sep 2017
Written by Jan Hoffmann of UNCTADArticle No. 10 [UNCTAD Transport and Trade Facilitation Newsletter N°76 - Fourth Quarter 2017]
Impact of Non-Tariff Measures and Voluntary Sustainability Standards on Global Trade
25 Sep 2017
Mr. Anil Jauhri, CEO, National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies, Quality Council of India shares his perspectives with UNCTAD.