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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.
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.
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.
Circular Economy: the silver bullet for emissions?
18 Nov 2017
The world needs to unhook prosperity from the extraction of resources if countries are to succeed in curbing carbon emissions, and that means keeping materials in the economy for longer.
Green Finance experts roll out new plan
18 Nov 2017
The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, convened by UNCTAD and its partners, has unveiled a new plan to help bourses grow green finance and thereby contribute to global efforts to reduce carbon emissions.
Climate action means big changes for trade
17 Nov 2017
Efforts to curb carbon emissions will have sweeping impacts on trade, but commerce should be seen as part of the solution, not the problem, according to experts at the COP23 climate summit.
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.
Tax avoidance threatens development agenda, meeting told
10 Nov 2017
Tax avoidance like that highlighted by the Paradise Papers is among the threats to the economic and social aspirations of the international community – embodied in the Sustainable Development Goals – since tax not paid denies an important stream of financing, experts meeting with United Nations member States in Geneva this week said.
Senegal set to boost "green" exports of cashews and mangoes
27 Oct 2017
The Senegalese government on Wednesday announced that the country will work with UNCTAD to boost the competitiveness of its cashew and mango exports.