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Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan strengthen trade competitiveness
9 May 2018
UNCTAD, the UN Economic Commission for Europe and the governments of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan launch databases on non-tariff measures, making the countries' trade rules more transparent.
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.
Vanuatu assesses its green export potential
21 Mar 2017
Stakeholders from the coconut, cocoa and sandalwood sectors participated in a National Stakeholder Workshop sponsored by Vanuatu’s Department of Industry and UNCTAD to assess progress made to advance the development of these sectors and to officially launch two UNCTAD projects; one to construct a Market Information Service, and another to assist producers to achieve certification with Voluntary Sustainability Standards.
Helping Cambodia prepare for growing competition as neighboring countries sign free trade agreements
13 Apr 2016
UNCTAD and the Ministry of Commerce of Cambodia organized workshops last month in Pnhom Penh to discuss the possible trade implications raised from the TPP and Free trade Agreements between the European Union and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
Assisting the Least Developed Countries on preparation for 9th WTO Ministerial Conference in Bali, Indonesia (3-6 December 2013)
19 Nov 2013
UNCTAD organized an Expert Group meeting, in Geneva, for the Least Developed Countries (LDC) to discuss the progress made on the items covered by the LDC Package (TN/C/W/63) namely, duty-free and quota-free market access, Preferential rules of origin, the Services Waiver and the "Cotton issue".
Panel discusses Cambodia: bicycle industry challenges and the fate of trade benefits
22 Jul 2013
Cambodia's expanding bicycle-manufacturing industry will face challenges if rules of origin for preferential tariffs are changed, experts have said.
Forum on sustainability standards selects areas of work
27 Mar 2013
A new United Nations Forum on Voluntary Sustainability Standards, which has just been launched, will focus during its first years on the role to be played by governments in making voluntary sustainability standards work for public policy objectives while avoiding trade friction and exclusion.
UNCTAD launches Trade and Development Strategy for Comoros
21 Mar 2013
The strategy, developed in partnership with the Government of Comoros, focuses on achieving food self-sufficiency, improving the country's access to international markets, and finding the Comoros' place in regional markets.
Forum to discuss voluntary sustainability standards that increasingly affect developing-country exports
15 Mar 2013
The labelling of coffee, cocoa, tea, bananas, fish, timber or flowers as "sustainable" under various voluntary certification programmes is among the key challenges facing agrofood-exporting developing countries that are to be discussed at a new United Nations Forum that debuts on 21 and 22 March.
Multilateral initiative to provide free access to trade-related data
18 Jul 2011
The African Development Bank (AfDB), the International Trade Centre (ITC), the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Bank, and in cooperation with the UN Statistics Division (UNSD), today launched the Transparency in Trade Initiative (TNT), a global program aiming to give more access to influential trade data.