We monitor trends and provide evidence-based analysis to make international trade an engine for sustainable development.
Global trade shows frail recovery in third quarter, but outlook remains uncertain
UNCTAD estimates show a 5% drop in world trade in the third quarter of 2020 compared to 2019, an improvement from the 19% decline in the second quarter but insufficient to pull trade out of the red.
21 Oct 2020
New portal tracks trade’s contribution to sustainable development
The SDG Trade Monitor offers a one-stop shop for users to obtain updated and disaggregated official data on global trade’s contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
21 Oct 2020
How COVID-19 is changing global value chains
Written by Piergiuseppe Fortunato, UNCTAD Economist
02 Sep 2020
Events and meetings
In-Country Capacity Building Training for Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs) and Good Regulatory Practices (GRP) in Brunei Darussalam and Malaysia
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Documents and publications
Framework for the Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS) Assessment Toolkit
UNCTAD/DITC/TAB/INF/2020/5 - 31 Jul 2020
The Trade Impact of Voluntary Sustainability Standards: A Review of Empirical Evidence - UNCTAD Research Paper No. 50
UNCTAD/SER.RP/2020/9 - 24 Jul 2020