Why and how to measure international transport costs
Written by Nour Barnat, Jennifer Brown, David Cristallo, Goran Dominioni, Dominik Englert, Ronald Apriliyanto Halim, Jan Hoffmann, Onno Hoffmeister, Nicholas-Joseph Lazarou, and Wendela Schim Van Der Loeff,
Article No. 69 [UNCTAD Transport and Trade Facilitation Newsletter No88 - First Quarter 2021]
UN agencies finalize a framework to measure illicit financial flows
COVID-19 drives large international trade declines in 2020
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Improving statistics to foster gender equality in trade
UNCTAD and its partners embark on a project to harness data and statistics for gender-responsive trade policy.
COVID-19 cuts global maritime trade, transforms industry
Export under invoicing in Africa concentrated in high-value, low-weight commodities, study shows
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New portal tracks trade’s contribution to sustainable development
Global trade shows frail recovery in third quarter, but outlook remains uncertain
UNCTAD estimates show a 5% drop in world trade in the third quarter of 2020 compared to 2019, an improvement from the 19% decline in the second quarter but insufficient to pull trade out of the red.