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REFLECTNG SUSTAINBLTY STNDARD

Reflecting on Sustainability Standards

Trade and the Sustainability Crisis

12 May 2022
This paper summarizes the Voluntary Sustainability Standards’ (VSS) Academic Advisory Council Roundtables. The roundtables aimed to foster the debate on the possibilities and limitations of sustainability standards as tools to environmental, social and economic sustainability. They were jointly o...
KEY STAT TREND INTL TRADE 2021

Key Statistics and Trends in International Trade 2021

The Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on International Trade

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Key Statistics and Trends in International Trade
4 Apr 2022
Key Statistics and Trends in International Trade is a yearly publication. It is a product of the Trade Analysis Branch, Division on International Trade and Commodities (DITC), UNCTAD secretariat. This publication monitors the trends of international trade in goods and services in the medium term....
CROSS-BRDER TRADE PANDEMC ENVRNMNT

Cross-Border Trade in the Pre- and Post-Pandemic Environment

Evidence from Malawi, the United Republic of Tanzania and Zambia

2 Jun 2022
Since 2016, UNCTAD has been working to support women in informal cross-border trade in sub-Saharan Africa, carrying out analytical, capacity-building and policy advocacy activities. This report describes the results of an impact assessment of the capacity-building activities that UNCTAD conducted...
COVID IMPACT ENTRPR MARKET POLICY

The Covid 19 Pandemic Impact on Micro, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

Market Access Challenges and Competition Policy

8 Apr 2022
Competition and market access challenges are being faced by Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) around the world as they seek to deal with the impact of COVID-19 on their operations. This publication is prepared within the Development Account project on COVID 19 and the resurgence o...
IMPCT CVD19 OCN ECON TRD STRGY

Impact and Implications for the Ocean Economy and Trade Strategy

Case Studies From Barbados, Belize and Costa Rica

23 Mar 2022
This study looks at the impact of COVID-19 on key economy sectors and their governance, with a specific focus on three countries: Barbados, Belize, and Costa Rica. It analyses the impacts of COVID-19, the measures undertaken, the lessons learned, and future opportunities. It is divided into three...
TRADE GENDER NEXUS DEV OVERV

Looking at the Trade and Gender Nexus From a Development Perspective

A Brief Overview: Concepts, Definitions and Analytical Frameworks

21 Mar 2022
This publication presents an overview of the trade and gender nexus from a development perspective. It looks at the consequences of international trade for women’s economic empowerment and well-being and the impact of gender inequality on trade. After a short introduction, Section 2 presents what...
NON-TARIFF MEASURES FROM A TO Z

Non-Tariff Measures from A to Z

6 Apr 2022
Understanding the uses and implications of non-tariff measures (NTMs) is essential for the formulation of effective development strategies to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Increasing transparency and understanding of NTMs helps traders identify the requirements they face and buil...
IMPLM INVEST POLICY REVIEW UZBEK

Report on the Implementation of the Investment Policy Review: Uzbekistan

21 Mar 2022
This report assesses the progress made to improve the investment environment in Uzbekistan since the completion of the UNCTAD Investment Policy Review. It analyses recent trends in terms of foreign direct investment flows and their contribution to achieving the country’s development objectives. I...
GENERALIZ SYSTEM PREFERENCF EU

Generalized System of Preferences: Handbook on the Scheme of the European Union

7 Mar 2022
UNCTAD’s GSP Handbook series promotes greater awareness among exporters and government officials in developing countries on trading opportunities available under the GSP and a better understanding of applicable rules and regulations with a view to facilitating their effective utilization. The Gen...
DEVEL CNTRY EXTRATRRTORL COMP LAW

Developing Countries’ Experience With Extraterritoriality in Competition Law

9 Feb 2022
This publication addresses the question of extraterritoriality (extraterritorial jurisdiction) in the area of competition law. It examines whether or not domestic competition legislation applies to foreign entities that may not be present in the forum, but whose conduct harms or may harm local co...
BETTER TRADE FOR SUSTAIN DEVELOP

Better Trade for Sustainable Development

The Role of Voluntary Sustainability Standards

27 Oct 2021
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development defines international trade as “an engine for inclusive economic growth and poverty reduction, [that] contributes to the promotion of sustainable development”. In order to become a ‘sustainable engine’ one approach that seems to be increasingly used is ...
STATE COMMODITY DEPEND 2021

State of Commodity Dependence 2021

Series:
The State of Commodity Dependence
8 Oct 2021
This 2021 edition of the State of Commodity Dependence contains statistical profiles for 195 UNCTAD member States. Comprised of around 30 indicators, it demonstrates the extent of each country’s export and import commodity dependence over the last decade, from 2008–2009 to 2018–2019, as well as t...
COMMOD & DEV RPT 2021 (F)

Rapport sur les produits de base et le développment 2021

Sortir du piège de la dépendance à l’égard produits de base grâce à la technologie et à l'innovation

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Rapport sur les produits de base et le développement
23 Mar 2022
La dépendance aux produits de base est un piège: une fois qu'un pays dépend des produits de base, il est difficile de développer un secteur productif en dehors du secteur des produits de base et d'exporter des produits non liés à ce secteur. Sur la base d'une analyse empirique, ce rapport soutien...
COMMOD & DEV RPT 2021

Commodities and Development Report 2021

Escaping From the Commodity Dependence Trap Through Technology and Innovation

Series:
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...
VOLUNTARY PEER REVIEW CHILE

Voluntary Peer Review on Consumer Protection Law and Policy - Chile

31 Dec 2021
General Assembly resolution 70/186 mandates the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Consumer Protection Law and Policy to conduct voluntary peer reviews on consumer protection law and policy. The purpose of voluntary peer reviews in this field is to provide an external and independent assessmen...
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...
ANALYSE ECON POLITQ PRCPC AFRQ CEN

L’Analyse economique et la politique de la concurrence dans le cadre du projet regional de renforcement de la concurrence et de la protection des consommateurs en afrique centrale

10 Mar 2022
Cette publication met en évidence l’intérêt de la politique de concurrence en vue d’un développement inclusif au sein des pays de la Communauté Economiques et Monétaires des Etats d’Afrique Centrale (CEMAC). Conformément à l’agenda 2030 des Nations Unies sur le développement durable, un tel dével...
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...
MATERIEL PEDAGOGIQ COMM GENRE PMAS

Matériel pédagogique sur le le commerce et le genre - Volume 1: Déployer les liens

Module 4E - Liens entre le commerce et le genre: Une analyse des pays les moins avancés

6 Sep 2021
Ce manuel d'enseignement sur le commerce et le genre a été développé dans le but de renforcer la capacité des décideurs politiques, des organisations de la société civile et des universitaires à examiner les implications de genre des flux commerciaux et de la politique commerciale et de développe...
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...
ANÁLISIS POLI SERV PARAGUAY VOL II

Análisis de la politica de servicios: Paraguay (II)

24 Dec 2021
El Análisis de la política de servicios de Paraguay fue realizado por la UNCTAD a solicitud del gobierno de Paraguay para apoyar el rol de los servicios en la diversificación y mejora de su economía y comercio. Evalúa los cuellos de botella y las oportunidades para lograr beneficios del desarroll...