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Division on International Trade and Commodities
Division on International Trade and Commodities (DITC)
COMMOD & DEV RPT 2021

Commodities and Development Report 2021

Escaping From the Commodity Dependence Trap Through Technology and Innovation

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Commodities and Development Report
5 Aug 2021
Commodity dependence is a trap: once a country is commodity dependent, it is difficult to develop a productive sector out of commodities and export non-commodity products. This publication argues that without strong action at the highest political level in Commodity-dependent Developing Countries...
CARICOM EXPORT POTENTIAL TO EU

Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Export Potential to the European Union

Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS) – Feasibility Study

21 Jun 2021
This report assesses the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) agriculture and aquaculture export potential to the European Union through the utilization of Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS). The UN Forum on Sustainability Standards (UNFSS) describes VSS as ‘‘specifying requirements that produce...
TECH MAT TRADE GENDER: LDCS

Technical Material On Trade and Gender - Volume 1: Unfolding the Links

Module 4E - Trade and Gender Linkages: An Analysis of Least Developed Countries

17 Aug 2021
This publication is the ninth teaching manual on trade and gender prepared by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). It has been developed with the goal of enhancing the capacity of policymakers, civil society organizations, and academics to examine the gender implicatio...
5TH BIOTRADE CONGRESS

5th BioTrade Congress

Linking Trade and Biodiversity

21 Jun 2021
This report is on the 5th BioTrade Congress, held on 12-13 September 2019 as part of the UN Trade Forum on Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It highlighted the interconnection of climate and biodiversity and strengthened the call to address both crises jointly, recogniz...
KEY STAT TREND INTL TRADE 2020

Key Statistics and Trends in International Trade 2020

Trade Trends Under the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Key Statistics and Trends in International Trade
29 Mar 2021
This publication is structured into two parts. The first part presents a short-term overview of the status of international trade using preliminary statistics on merchandise trade up to the third quarter of 2020. The second part provides illustrative statistics on international trade in goods and...
SERVICES POLICY PARAGUAY VOL 2

Services Policy Review: Paraguay (II)

14 Jun 2021
Undertaken by UNCTAD at the request of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MIC) of Paraguay, this review supports the role of services in diversifying and improving economy and trade in the country. It evaluates bottlenecks and opportunities to pursue development gains from services, first presen...
TRADE & ENVIRO REVIEW 2021

Trade and Environment Review 2021

Trade-Climate Readiness for Developing Countries

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Trade and Environment Review
29 Mar 2021
This edition examines the physical impacts of climate change and their effects on developing country economies and trade; the vulnerabilities of developing countries to climate change; costs and finance for climate change adaptation; and ways that developing countries can enhance their trade-clim...
TRADE POLICY FRAMEWORK GUYANA

Trade Policy Framework Guyana

A National Trade Strategy

11 Apr 2021
Guyana faces a daunting challenge of devising a new trade strategy that would best respond to the recent discovery of substantial oil reserves in its territory, which could represent a paradigm shift for the country’s economic structure. With a view to assisting the country to pursue its long-ter...
WHAT AT STAKE FOR DEVELOP CTRIES

What Is at Stake for Developing Countries in Trade Negotiations on E-commerce?

The Case of the Joint Statement Initiative

15 Apr 2021
The expansion of the digital economy has transformed the way we produce, consume and do business. With the rapid expansion of e-commerce, increasing calls were made for common rules in the framework of the World Trade Organization (WTO) for governing cross-border e-commerce in goods and services,...
IMPROV ACCESS TO MEDICAL PRODUCTS

Improving Access to Medical Products Through Trade

What Can Regional Trade Agreements Do in Times of Crisis?

12 Apr 2021
The COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated the criticality of maintaining trade flows of essential medical products and protective equipment. However, the pandemic has also exposed some loopholes in the current trade agreements. Based on a review of 107 regional trade agreements (RTAs) and an examinati...
GENERALIZ SYSTEM PREFERENCE CANADA

Generalized System of Preferences

Handbook on the Scheme of Canada - Third Edition

10 Apr 2021
The handbook series promotes greater awareness among exporters and government officials in developing countries on trading opportunities available under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) and a better understanding of applicable rules and regulations with a view to facilitating their eff...
GENERALIZED SYSTEM OF PREFER JAPAN

Generalized System of Preferences

Handbook on the Scheme of Japan - Seventh Edition

11 Apr 2021
The handbook series promotes greater awareness among exporters and government officials in developing countries on trading opportunities available under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) and a better understanding of applicable rules and regulations with a view to facilitating their eff...
CLIMATE CHNGE GREEN RECOVERY TRADE

Climate Change, Green Recovery and Trade

13 Jul 2021
The Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically impacted the economic and political background against which climate and trade policy have been discussed for decades, particularly with respect to questions of climate finance, subsidies and border carbon adjustments. As governments respond to both the Covi...
KEY STAT TRENDS TRADE POLICY 2020

Key Statistics and Trends in Trade Policy 2020

Series:
Key Statistics and Trends in Trade Policy
13 Apr 2021
Key Statistics and Trends in Trade Policy is a yearly publication of the Trade Analysis Branch, Division on International Trade and Commodities (DITC), UNCTAD secretariat. The main purpose of this publication is to inform on the use and effects of a wide range of trade policies influencing intern...
LINKING TRADE AND BIODIVERSITY

Linking Trade and Biodiversity

20 Nov 2020
UNCTAD convened the 5th BioTrade Congress "Linking trade and biodiversity" to provide a platform for substantive discussion among trade, biodiversity and development decision-makers and practitioners to support the 2030 Agenda and the 2050 Vision for Biodiversity of "Living in Harmony with Nature...
STATE COMMODITY DEPEND 2019

State of Commodity Dependence 2019

Series:
The State of Commodity Dependence
18 Jun 2019
This publication contains 189 individual country profiles, each comprising 30 indicators mostly related to the four main dimensions of commodity dependence, namely: merchandise and commodity export dependence - Commodity import dependence - key socioeconomic indicators - other structural indicato...
STATE COMMODITY DEPEND 2016

State of Commodity Dependence 2016

Series:
The State of Commodity Dependence
17 Jan 2018