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South-South trade agreement holds key to more sustainable and inclusive growth
9 May 2023
With one more ratification, the Global System of Trade Preferences among Developing Countries will unlock the full potential of a $16 trillion market with over 4 billion people.
Global trade slows, but ‘green goods’ grow
23 Mar 2023
World trade hit a record $32 trillion in 2022, but growth turned negative in the last half of the year. Environmentally friendly products defied the trend.
Simpler rules of origin needed to boost free trade in Africa, study shows
13 Feb 2023
UNCTAD calls for reforms to existing rules to help the continent’s companies take advantage of African free trade agreements.
Year in review: Top 10 UNCTAD stories of 2022
29 Dec 2022
From the ups and downs of global trade and investment to the risks of cryptocurrencies for developing countries, these are the most-read stories of the year.
Global trade set to hit record $32 trillion in 2022, but outlook increasingly gloomy for 2023
13 Dec 2022
Geopolitical tensions, high energy prices, rising interest rates and persistent inflation are expected to constrain global trade next year.
Creative economy offers countries path to development, says new UNCTAD report
7 Oct 2022
But more data and innovative and multidisciplinary policy responses are needed to enhance the development impacts of creative industries, especially in developing countries.
UNCTAD project helping tackle trade disputes in Southeast Europe
7 Sep 2022
A stronger dispute settlement system is essential to curb protectionist tendencies, ease tensions and ensure trade works for all.
Global trade hits record $7.7 trillion in first quarter of 2022
7 Jul 2022
But the positive trend for international trade may soon come to an end amid tightening policies and geopolitical frictions.
New UNCTAD website monitors global trade and GDP in real time
4 Jul 2022
The site improves the utility and accessibility of UNCTAD’s nowcasts for the international community.