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ASIA PACIF SUS DEV JRNL #1 2020

Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal 2020, Issue No. 1

Series:
Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal
24 Jun 2021
This journal is published twice yearly and aims to stimulate debate and enrich research in the formulation of policy in the Asia-Pacific region towards the fulfilment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It is the successor of two earlier journals, the Asia-Pacific Development Journal ...
CHALLENG POLICY OPTION WAY FORWARD

Challenges, Policy Options, and the Way Forward

Economic Diversification in Selected Asian Landlocked Developing Countries (Bhutan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and Turkmenistan)

16 Jun 2020
The study examines the trade and development challenges facing Asian Landlocked Developing Countries and their prospects for export diversification. It offers recommendations based on the case studies of the selected countries. The report argues that, despite complex trade and development challen...
ASSESSMENT EURASIAN ECON UNION

Assessment of the Eurasian Economic Union Competition Rules and Regulations

26 Oct 2020
The Competition Branch of the Eurasian Economic Commission (herein after referred as EEC) requested UNCTAD to undertake an assessment of their EAEU competition regulations based on the UNCTAD Model Law on Competition, UNCTAD previous research on competition law topics, as well as the relevant int...
KEY STAT & TRENDS IN TRADE POLICY

Key Statistics and Trends in Trade Policy 2019

Retaliatory Tariffs Between the United States and China

Series:
Key Statistics and Trends in Trade Policy
21 Aug 2020
This annual publication informs on recent trends in trade policy by providing up-to-date statistics on the use of various instruments of trade policy and how their use evolved in the medium term. It covers various policy factors affecting international trade including tariffs, preferential margin...
DIGITALIZING THE PORT CALL PROCESS

Digitalizing the Port Call Process

Series:
Transport and Trade Facilitation Series
20 May 2020
This document identifies the principal tensions and opportunities arising that are impacting the inevitable and ongoing digitalization process that is underway in the maritime sector, particularly through the authors’ experience in the development and subsequent validation of the Port Collaborati...
FINANCING SUSTAINABLE DEV RPT 2020

Report of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development 2020

Financing for Sustainable Development Report

Series:
Report of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Financing for Development
9 Apr 2020
The global economic recession and financial turmoil from Covid-19 are derailing implementation of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Even before the pandemic, this report of the Inter-agency Task Force noted that there was backsliding in man...
CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACT & ADAPTATION

Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation for Coastal Transport Infrastructure

A Compilation of Policies and Practices

Series:
Transport and Trade Facilitation Series
12 Jul 2020
This is a compilation of policies and practices that contribute to bridging a knowledge gap with regards to climate change impacts and adaptation for coastal transport infrastructure. It presents examples of legal and policy approaches, as well as of reports, studies and guidance to support clima...
NEGOTIA LIBERALIZAT TRADE AGRICULT

Negotiating Liberalization of Trade in Agriculture for Development

31 Jul 2020
Agriculture is both an important and sensitive sector in all countries. Negotiations on liberalizing trade in agriculture concern numerous issues and therefore are complex and particularly challenging for most developing countries and least developed countries. The purpose of this publication is ...
NEGOTIA LIBERALIZAT TRADE SERVICES

Negotiating Liberalization of Trade in Services for Development

30 Jul 2020
Services trade policies, in any country, determine the direction of policy reforms and the role which services trade should play in the broader context of growth and development strategies. Regulators, taking guidance from these policies, introduce the regulatory measures that serve the objective...
TRADE INVESTMENT INNOV #91

Selected Issues in Cross-border e-Commerce Development in Asia and the Pacific

Series:
ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
16 Feb 2021
This report focuses on a few selected issues related to the development of cross-border e-commerce which should be of interest to Asia-Pacific policymakers, consumers and businesses alike. These include issues related to an overview of evolving nature and scale; governance from the national to th...
DESIGNING TRADE LIBERAL IN AFRICA

Designing Trade Liberalization in Africa

Modalities for Tariff Negotiations towards an African Continental Free Trade Area

28 Jul 2020
The negotiations for an African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) were unprecedented in the history of regional trade agreements. The AfCFTA would ultimately comprise 55 members, 33 of which are least developed countries (LDCs), and encompass six preexisting regional economic communities (RECs...
GUIDELINES COLLECT DATA NON-TARIFF

Guidelines to Collect Data on Official Non-tariff Measures, 2019 Version

3 Nov 2020
During the last few decades, multilateral and regional trade negotiations and unilateral liberalization have substantially reduced tariff rates. Non-tariff measures (NTMs), however, represent a growing challenge for exporters and policy makers. The ability to gain and to benefit from market acces...
HOW TO ENCODE NON-TARIFF MEASURES

How to Encode Non-tariff Measures in Regional Trade Agreements?

The case of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)

5 Nov 2020
Non-tariff measures (NTMs), such as sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures and technical barriers to trade (TBT), are used as policy instruments to protect health, safety and the environment. However, they also increase production and trade costs. An important component of such costs is the hi...
ASIA PACIF SUS DEV JRNL #2 2019

Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal 2019, Issue No. 2

Series:
Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal
28 Feb 2020
This publication aims to stimulate debate and enrich research in the formulation of policy in the Asia-Pacific region towards the fulfillment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It builds on the success of two earlier journals - the Asia-Pacific Development Journal (APDJ), which has b...
EVALUATION RAPIDE L

Évaluation rapide de l'état de préparation du Mali au commerce électronique

31 Oct 2020
Malgré ses difficultés pour faire face aux défis qui ont mis à l’épreuve les capacités de l’État et de la population à sauvegarder l’unité nationale et la sécurité, le Mali n’est pas resté à l’écart des transformations induites par les technologies de l’information et de la communication (TIC). S...
INTL TRADE STAT YRBK 2019 V1

International Trade Statistics Yearbook 2019, Volume I

Trade by Country

Series:
International Trade Statistics Yearbook (Ser. G)
4 Sep 2020
Volume I —Trade by Country — 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 presented provides insights into the latest trends...
KEY STAT TREND INTL TRADE 2019

Key Statistics and Trends in International Trade 2019

International Trade Slump

Series:
Key Statistics and Trends in International Trade
15 Apr 2020
Key Statistics and Trends in International Trade is a yearly publication. It is a product of the Trade Analysis Branch, Division on International Trade in Goods and Services, and Commodities (DITC), UNCTAD secretariat. This publication monitors the trends of international trade in goods and servi...
UNCITRAL MODEL LEG PROV PUB-PRIVAT

UNCITRAL Model Legislative Provisions on Public-Private Partnerships

30 Nov 2020
The Model Legislative Provisions and the Legislative Guide on Public-Private Partnerships were prepared by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and adopted at its fifty-second session (Vienna, 8-19 July 2019). In addition to representatives of member States of the C...
OBLIGATIONS DIRECTORS ENTERPRISE

Legislative Guide on Insolvency Law

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

30 Apr 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...
UNCITRAL LEG GUIDE PUBLIC-PRIVATE

UNCITRAL Legislative Guide on Public-Private Partnerships

27 Nov 2020
The Model Legislative Provisions and the Legislative Guide on Public-Private Partnerships were prepared by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and adopted at its fifty-second session (Vienna, 8-19 July 2019). In addition to representatives of member States of the ...
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...
HNDBK PREF MRKT ACCS ASEAN LST DEV

Handbook on Preferential Market Access for ASEAN Least Developed Countries

Part III – ASEAN-FTA Agreements

15 Jul 2021
This publication compiles market access legislation and related rules of origin for least developed country (LDC) members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), namely the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Cambodia and Myanmar, under current ASEAN free trade agreements (FTAs). It ...
TRADE FACILITAT WHITE PAPER SM (R)

Trade Facilitation White Paper on Smart Containers (Russian language)

Real-time Smart Container Data for Supply Chain Excellence

22 Nov 2020
Technology is entering into every aspect of the supply chain and providing performant and innovative tools. As many are just starting to talk about the dematerialization of certain documents used in trade and transport, others are investigating how devices can communicate information directly to ...
TRADE FACILITAT WHITE PAPER SM (F)

Livre blanc sur les Conteneurs intelligents

L’exploitation en temps réel des données de conteneurs intelligents pour parvenir à l’excellence dans la chaîne d’approvisionnem

24 Nov 2020
La technologie entre dans toutes les facettes de la chaine d’approvissionement et fournit des outils performants et innovatifs. Si certains réfléchissent à la dématerialisation de certains documents utilisés en commerce et en transport, d’autres explorent comment des objets connectés pourraient d...
TRADE FACILITAT WHITE PAPER SMART

Trade Facilitation White Paper on Smart Containers

Real-time Smart Container Data for Supply Chain Excellence

31 Oct 2020
Technology is entering into every aspect of the supply chain and providing performant and innovative tools. As many are just starting to talk about the dematerialization of certain documents used in trade and transport, others are investigating how devices can communicate information directly to ...
NATION GREEN EXPORT REV LEBANON

National Green Export Review of Lebanon: Natural Soap and Ecotourism

31 Oct 2020
This report presents the findings of the Lebanon National Green Export Review (NGER) conducted between 2016 and 2018 through a partnership between the Lebanese Government and UNCTAD. It analyses green production and export opportunities in the natural soap and ecotourism sectors and comprises nat...
DIGITAL & SUSTAIN TRADE FACILI (F)

Facilitation du commerce numérique et durable

Rapport régional de la CEE-ONU 2019

31 Oct 2020
L'internationalisation des chaînes de production et d'approvisionnement offre aux pays en développement et aux pays en transition de nouvelles possibilités d'intégration dans l'économie mondiale en permettant aux entreprises de rejoindre les réseaux de production internationaux. Ainsi, la nécessi...
DIGITAL & SUSTAIN TRADE FACILI (R)

Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation (Russian language)

UNECE Regional Report 2019

30 Oct 2020
The United Nations Regional Commissions, in partnership with other key United Nations Organizations, have committed to supporting member States in implementing the WTO TFA. This report is part of that commitment and the policy recommendations and technical standards developed by UNECE and UN/CEFA...