We monitor trends and provide evidence-based analysis to make international trade an engine for sustainable development.
Global trade update
More than 100 countries depend on commodity exports
Heavy dependence on commodities has increased globally, leaving about two-thirds of developing countries vulnerable to economic shocks such as sharp commodity price fluctuations.
Minding the gap to foster better trade for sustainable development
By Santiago Fernandez de Cordoba, Niematallah E. A. Elamin and Axel Marx
EU should consider trade impacts of new climate change mechanism
The mechanism could help avoid “carbon leakage”, but its impact on climate change would be limited – only a 0.1% drop in global CO2 emissions – with higher trade costs for developing countries.
Events and meetings
Global Services Forum - Session 5: Promoting the participation of developing regions in global information and communications technology-enabled services trade
Global Services Forum - Session 4: More resilient and sustainable tourism for the post-pandemic recovery
Documents and publications
Better Trade for Sustainable Development: The role of voluntary sustainability standards
Developing Countries in International Trade Studies
UNCTAD/DITC/TAB/2021/2 - 03 Sep 2021
A European Union Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism: Implications for developing countries
UNCTAD/OSG/INF/2021/2 - 14 Jul 2021