COVID-19 drives large international trade declines in 2020
Services sector remains hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, dropping to levels last seen in the 1990s, nowcasts from UNCTAD's 2020 Handbook of Statistics show.
Investment promotion agencies from Estonia, India and Rwanda receive UN awards for excellence in their COVID-19 responses
The Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency wins special recognition for mainstreaming gender in investment promotion.
New Asian trade bloc could help boost post-pandemic investment
Digital trade facilitation for women cross-border traders
Written by: Sijia Sun and Alexandre Larouche-Maltais,
Article No. 66 [UNCTAD Transport and Trade Facilitation Newsletter N°88 - Fourth Quarter 2020]
Global foreign direct investment falls 49% in first half of 2020
The biggest drops occurred in developed countries, cutting across all major forms of foreign direct investment.
Building a ‘single window’ for trade in Turkmenistan
The government signed with UN agencies an agreement to build an electronic portal for trade procedures and documents in the Central Asian nation
Information Sharing Communities for Digitally Enabled Supply Chain Visibility
Written by: Mikael Lind, Margi van Gogh, Hanane Becha, Norbert Kouwenhoven, Wolfgang Lehmacher, Erik Lund, Henk Mulder, Niall Murphy and Andre Simha,
Article No. 64 [UNCTAD Transport and Trade Facilitation Newsletter N°88 - Fourth Quarter 2020]
Trade Facilitation also matters for non-commercial transactions: the case of donated sports equipment
Written by Cecilia Viscarra,
Article No. 61 [UNCTAD Transport and Trade Facilitation Newsletter N°87 - Third Quarter 2020]
International transport and supply chains key to COVID-19 recovery: UN agencies
Eight UN organizations urge governments to take a risk-based approach to restoring maritime, air, and inland connectivity with minimal restrictions.