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ECON SOC SURVEY ASIA PAC 2021

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2021

Towards Post-COVID-19 Resilient Economies

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Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific
30 Apr 2021
Asia-Pacific’s recovery from its weakest economic performance in recent history remains fragile and can be “K-shaped” due to the likely unevenness of the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out, policy space and structural weaknesses across the region. Asia-Pacific is no stranger to crises that leave behind a ...
ASYCUDA COMPEND CASE STUDIES 2019

ASYCUDA Compendium 2019

Case Studies

25 Mar 2021
A compendium of 23 Case Studies jointly prepared by customs administrations and the UNCTAD/ASYCUDA Programme, this edition covers a wide range of benefits acknowledged by the user countries, including Least Developed and Landlocked Developing countries, such as reduction in clearance steps for tr...
FINANCING SUSTAINABLE DEV RPT 2021

Financing for Sustainable Development Report 2021

Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development

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Report of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Financing for Development
8 Apr 2021
This publication assesses progress in implementing the commitments and actions outlined in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. It explores how the COVID-19-related global economic recession and financial turmoil are derailing implementation of the Agenda and achievement of the Sustainable Development ...
SURV ECON SOC DEV ARAB 2019-20

Survey of Economic and Social Developments 2019-2020

Realities and Prospects in the Arab Region

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region
8 Jun 2021
This annual flagship publication seeks to both analyze routinely monitored economic and social variables in the Arab region in a global context as well as address debt sustainability and the macroeconomic implications. Given that the COVID-19 pandemic will have significant repercussions in 2021 a...
TECHNOLOGY & INNOVAT RPT 2021

Technology and Innovation Report 2021

Catching Technological Waves - Innovation With Equity

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Technology and Innovation Report (TIR)
8 Apr 2021
The UNCTAD Technology and Innovation Report 2021 examines the likelihood of frontier technologies widening existing inequalities and creating new ones. It also addresses the national and international policies, instruments and institutional reforms that are needed to create a more equal world of ...
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...
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...
TRANSFORMING TRADE & DEV (S)

Transformar el comercio y el desarrollo en un fracturado mundo pospandémico

Informe del Secretario General de la UNCTAD al 15º período de sesiones de la Conferencia

22 Apr 2021
Este es el informe del Secretario General de la UNCTAD a la 15ª reunión de la Conferencia cuadrienal de la UNCTAD. Describe cómo un panorama económico global fracturado ha quedado marcado por la pandemia de COVID-19 y luego continúa argumentando que la sesión debería conducir a un resultado acord...
TRANSFORMING TRADE & DEV (A)

Transforming Trade and Development in a Fractured, Post-pandemic World (Arabic language)

Report of the Secretary-General of UNCTAD to the Fifteenth Session of the Conference

22 Apr 2021
This is the report of the Secretary-General of UNCTAD to the 15th session of the quadrennial UNCTAD Conference. It describes how a fractured global economic landscape has been scarred by the COVID-19 pandemic and then goes on to argue that the session should led to an agreed outcome where Member ...
TRANSFORMING TRADE & DEV (C)

Transforming Trade and Development in a Fractured, Post-pandemic World (Chinese language)

Report of the Secretary-General of UNCTAD to the Fifteenth Session of the Conference

22 Apr 2021
This is the report of the Secretary-General of UNCTAD to the 15th session of the quadrennial UNCTAD Conference. It describes how a fractured global economic landscape has been scarred by the COVID-19 pandemic and then goes on to argue that the session should led to an agreed outcome where Member ...
TRANSFORMING TRADE & DEV (R)

Transforming Trade and Development in a Fractured, Post-pandemic World (Russian language)

Report of the Secretary-General of UNCTAD to the Fifteenth Session of the Conference

22 Apr 2021
This is the report of the Secretary-General of UNCTAD to the 15th session of the quadrennial UNCTAD Conference. It describes how a fractured global economic landscape has been scarred by the COVID-19 pandemic and then goes on to argue that the session should led to an agreed outcome where Member ...
PAND CRISIS TRADE RLTD RESP

White Paper Pandemic Crisis

Trade-related Response

20 Apr 2021
This paper provides clear, accessible, and concise best practice guidelines to enable efficient control, clearance, and release facilitation measures, and outlines standard operating measures for pandemic situations. These guidelines are consistent with existing relevant frameworks and legislatio...
KEY STAT TRENDS TRADE POLICY 2020

Key Statistics and Trends in Trade Policy 2020

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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...
SUSTAINABLE TRADE IN RESOURCES

Sustainable Trade in Resources

Global Material Flows, Circularity and Trade

28 Dec 2020
This report looks at trade flows of material resources and their environmental impacts. It also demonstrates how both multilateral trade rules and regional trade agreements can be used proactively to advance the circular and greener economy and minimise the environmental impacts associated with r...
COVID19 ECOMMERCE

COVID-19 and E-commerce

Impact on Businesses and Policy Responses

7 Apr 2021
Since the outbreak of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, UNCTAD has played a critical role in raising awareness on the opportunities emerging from the crisis through increasing the uptake of e-commerce and digital solutions. At the same time, UNCTAD has voiced concerns about the ris...
INFORME ESP COVID-19 CEPAL #6

Los efectos del COVID-19 en el comercio internacional y la logística

Informe Especial COVID-19 Nº 6

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Informe Especial COVID-19 de la CEPAL
26 Nov 2020
Este Informe Especial es el sexto de una serie que elabora la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL) sobre la evolución y los efectos de la pandemia de COVID-19 (coronavirus) en América Latina y el Caribe. En él se entregan estimaciones del impacto de la pandemia en las export...
ECLAC SPECIAL RPT COVID-19 #6

The Effects of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic on International Trade and Logistics

Special Report COVID-19 No. 6

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ECLAC COVID-19 Special Report
19 Nov 2020
This Special Report is the sixth in a series by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) on the evolution and impacts of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean. It includes estimates regarding the pandemic’s impact on exports, imports, tr...
INFORMES COVID-19 CEPAL #7

Compilación de estadísticas de cuentas nacionales, balanza de pagos y comercio exterior en el marco de la emergencia sanitaria de la enfermedad por coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Informes COVID-19 de la CEPAL
21 Nov 2020
En el contexto de la pandemia mundial de la enfermedad por coronavirus (COVID-19), la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL) está elaborando una serie de publicaciones cortas con recomendaciones de política relevantes para este período. En la presente nota se plantean una seri...
INFORMES COVID-19 CEPAL #5

Las restricciones a la exportación de productos médicos dificultan los esfuerzos por contener la enfermedad por coronavirus (COVID-19) en América Latina y el Caribe

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Informes COVID-19 de la CEPAL
24 Nov 2020
América Latina y el Caribe depende en gran medida de las importaciones de productos médicos ya que menos del 4% de ellas proviene de la propia región. A la fecha, más de 70 países —entre los que se incluyen cuatro de los cinco principales proveedores de la región, encabezados por los Estados Unid...
INTL TRADE STAT YRBK 2019 V2

International Trade Statistics Yearbook 2019, Volume II

Trade by Product

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International Trade Statistics Yearbook (Ser. G)
12 Jan 2021
The 2019 International Trade Statistics Yearbook, Volume II —Trade by Product — provides a condensed and integrated analytical view of the international merchandise trade, and trade in services up to the year 2019 by means of brief descriptive text, concise data tables and charts. The information...