We support governments to implement trade-led growth strategies and integrate into the multilateral trading system.
Capitalizing on creativity: How imagination can support sustainable development
As the UN marks World Creativity and Innovation Day, this episode of The Weekly Tradecast looks at the creative economy with Marisa Henderson, chief of UNCTAD’s creative economy program.
South-South trade agreement holds key to more sustainable and inclusive growth
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.
Simpler rules of origin needed to boost free trade in Africa, study shows
UNCTAD calls for reforms to existing rules to help the continent’s companies take advantage of African free trade agreements.
Black Sea Grain Initiative offers hope, shows power of trade
The renewal of the UN-backed initiative is vital to continuing to drive global food prices down and ensuring food security worldwide, especially in developing countries.
RCEP: A new centre of gravity for global trade
Selected regional trade agreements
(by share of global GDP)
The new trade agreement between 15 East Asian and Pacific Nations is now the largest trading block with important effects for the world economy.
Events and meetings
Webinar for Paraguay on the Global System of Trade Preferences (GSTP) among developing countries
Side event at ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development: Innovative financing in support of the SDGs and trade as engine for inclusive sustainable growth
Documents and publications
Key statistics and trends in trade policy 2022
Green goods trade and trade policies
UNCTAD/DITC/TAB/2023/2 - 17 Mar 2023
Guidebook on Trade Impact Assessment
UNCTAD/DITC/TNCD/2021/4 - 07 Jun 2022
A new centre of gravity: The regional comprehensive economic partnership and its trade effects
UNCTAD/DITC/INF/2021/5 - 15 Dec 2021
An assessment of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) tariff concessions
UNCTAD Research Paper No. 73
UNCTAD/SER.RP/2021/16 - 19 Nov 2021