We support governments to implement trade-led growth strategies and integrate into the multilateral trading system.
UNCTAD's statement on outcome of WTO’s 12th ministerial conference
The UN trade and development body said it looked forward to working with the World Trade Organization to ensure trade drives sustainable development.
Palestinian officials trained on trade policymaking and negotiations
Training equips experts and policymakers to engage effectively in bilateral and regional negotiations on trade in services.
Online course trains officials to negotiate trade agreements in times of crisis
More than 235 trade officials from over 70 countries completed the course, aimed at making trade deals better adapted to shocks such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
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
Side event at ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development: Innovative financing in support of the SDGs and trade as engine for inclusive sustainable growth
Global online course on negotiating regional trade agreements for trade in times of crisis and pandemic
Documents and publications
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
Handbook on preferential market access for ASEAN least developed countries - Part III: ASEAN-FTA Agreements
UNCTAD/ALDC/2019/5 - 02 Mar 2021