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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 report assesses progress in implementing the commitments and actions in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. The global economic recession and financial turmoil from COVID-19 (coronavirus) are derailing implementation of the Agenda and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Even ...
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...
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...
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...
MAINSTREAMING GENDER IN FREE TRADE

Mainstreaming Gender in Free Trade Agreements

31 Oct 2020
This report presents recommendations to boost the participation of women in trade through free trade agreements. Policymakers and trade negotiators will find a new toolkit to gauge gender responsiveness in their agreements. These lessons are based on a research assessment of 73 selected free trad...
GUIA SOBRE DIPLOMACIA COMERCIAL

Guía sobre Diplomacia Comercial

30 Oct 2020
Esta guía de formación para representantes o agregados comerciales, única en el mundo, explica cómo promover el comercio y la inversión en el extranjero, al tiempo que establece prioridades para los mercados, las industrias y los clientes. Basándose en experiencias de primera mano, la guía explor...
GUIDE DE  DIPLOMATIE COMMERCIALE

Guide de diplomatie commerciale

31 Oct 2020
Destiné aux diplomates commerciaux, ce guide unique au monde explique comment promouvoir à l’étranger le commerce et l’investissement, tout en déterminant les priorités pour les marchés, les industries et les clients. En puisant directement dans des expériences de terrain concrètes, il explore le...
OBLIGATIONS DIRECTORS ENTERPRIS(C)

Legislative Guide on Insolvency Law (Chinese language)

Part Four - Directors' Obligations in the Period Approaching Insolvency (Including in Enterprise Groups)

18 Nov 2020
This section builds upon recommendations 255 to 266 of the first section, which address the obligations of directors of an individual company in the period approaching insolvency. Focusing on the nature of the obligations and the steps that might be taken to discharge those obligations (as establ...
OBLIGATIONS DIRECTORS ENTERPRIS(A)

Legislative Guide on Insolvency Law (Arabic language)

Part Four - Directors' Obligations in the Period Approaching Insolvency (Including in Enterprise Groups)

19 Nov 2020
This section builds upon recommendations 255 to 266 of the first section, which address the obligations of directors of an individual company in the period approaching insolvency. Focusing on the nature of the obligations and the steps that might be taken to discharge those obligations (as establ...
FAST-TRACKING IMPLEMENT ETRADE

Fast-tracking Implementation of eTrade Readiness Assessments

19 Jan 2021
E-commerce and digital economy are powerful drivers to harness the potential of information and communications technologies to achieve the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals, in areas such as women economic empowerment (Goal 5.b), productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneu...
INVEST POLICY REV SEYCHELL

Investment Policy Review - Seychelles

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
31 Jan 2021
The Investment Policy Review (IPR) of Seychelles assesses the country’s legal, regulatory and institutional framework for investment. This includes the analysis of FDI-specific regulations (investment laws, sectoral investment regulations and international investment agreements), and also general...
LEAST DEV CTRIES RPT 2020

The Least Developed Countries Report 2020

Productive Capacities for the New Decade

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Least Developed Countries Report
18 Dec 2020
“[This Report] highlights the importance of public investment for LDCs to address their short-term needs. It emphasizes the importance of comprehensive support for meso-level policies for productive capacity development in the context of addressing structural constraints and building the resilien...
UNCTAD HNDBK STAT 2020

UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics 2020

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Handbook of Statistics / Manuel de Statistiques de la CNUCED
20 Apr 2021
First launched in 1967 this handbook has evolved to incorporate new statistics to ensure that readers have access to the best possible information available. This edition continues in this tradition and introduces ‘nowcasted’ estimates for total merchandised trade, total services trade and GDP on...
TRADE GENDER LINK: CENTRAL AMERICA

Trade and Gender Linkages: An Analysis of Central America

16 Feb 2021
This teaching manual was developed to enhance the capacity of policymakers, civil society, and academics to assess the gender implications of trade flows and trade policy, and to formulate gender-sensitive policies on gender and trade. It provides a review of theoretical frameworks and empirical ...
PORT MANAGEMENT SERIES VOLUME 8

Port Management Series Volume 8: Case Studies

TrainForTrade Port Management Programme English-speaking Network

19 Nov 2020
UNCTAD’s TrainForTrade Port Management Series (PMS) is published in English, French, and Spanish on a three-yearly cycle. This Volume – number 8 in the series – presents fifteen dissertations which have been judged to be the best from the recent cycles of the English-speaking Network. The partici...
FOREST PROD ANN MARKET 2019/20

Forest Products Annual Market Review 2019-2020

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Geneva Timber and Forest Study Papers
23 Mar 2021
The Forest Products Annual Market Review 2019-2020 provides a comprehensive analysis of markets in the UNECE region and reports on the main market influences outside the UNECE region. It covers the range of products from the forest to the end user - from roundwood and primary processed products t...