Joint publication from ITC, UNCTAD and the WTO provides latest trends in trade measures and introduces a newly revised Harmonized System for classifying goods
Representatives of business, government and international organizations learn market analysis skills, discuss strengthening of data collection in series of training workshops and seminars.
Private sector views on costs related to non-tariff measures in spotlight
SMEs in India, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda set to gain from strengthened trade and investment ties.
Policymakers and business representatives in Comoros have a stronger base to collaborate and ensure the country’s successful accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO), following training by the International Trade Centre (ITC).Workshops held on...
The business environment for exporters has improved over the last decade, a survey of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries conducted by the International Trade Centre (ITC) has revealed. More than half of respondents said...
Thirty-seven percent of
Indonesian exporters and importers are affected by trade-restricting measures,
according to a survey of nearly 1,000 Indonesian companies by the International
Trade Centre (ITC) published this week. This compares with an average...
– The United Kingdom has announced funding of GBP 7.2 million (US$ 10.86m) for
the International Trade Centre (ITC) with a view to improve trade capacities of
developing countries. The funding, which will be allocated over a three-year
‘Sustainable Sourcing of Agricultural Raw Materials
– a practitioner’s guide’ is being launched in London today...
ITC's online market analysis tools will in 2013 continue to be free for users in developing and least developed countries, thanks to financial support from the European Commission...
A new ITC publication sets out how business concerns over non-tariff measures in Malawi can be dealt with
Non-tariff measures on the agenda during visit of Paraguay’s ambassador to the UN.
The history of trade policy since World War II is one of remarkable success in terms of reducing tariffs.
Despite a global decline in tariff rates to historically low levels, trade is far from being free.
During the past decades bilateral and multilateral trade agreements have led to a reduction in tariff-related barriers to global trade. But during the same period the world has experienced a steady rise in the number of non-tariff measures (NTMs).
The League of Arab States has one of the lowest levels of intraregional trade in the world despite preferential market access and significant cultural homogeneity. Trade potential exists, but is as yet untapped.
The World Trade Organization's (WTO) World Trade Report 2012 takes a fresh look at non-tariff measures (NTMs).
ITC adds company data from more than 60 countries to Trade Map, improving the ability of companies to identify trading partners across the world.
Tanzania seeks to overcome barriers to trade with the help of ITC survey on non-tariff measures.
ITC survey of Peruvian companies shows that many still face non-tariff measures in their major export markets in Europe and the Americas.
Geneva-based African officials are trained in how to use and take advantage of ITC’s market analysis tools.
Kigali meeting puts focus on impact of free-trade agreement between main trade blocs in Eastern and Southern Africa
Survey on non-tariff measures seeks to identify and understand barriers to trade faced by Guinea’s private sector.
Global trade and barriers to trade were the main topics at a visit to ITC by a delegation from Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce.
Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) exporting from developing countries suffer the brunt of complying with market access conditions.To make market entry rules more transparent, ITC has redeveloped its online analysis tool Market Access Map, available as 30 June 2012. Users in developing countries and territories can use the tool at no cost...
ITC’s Executive Director Patricia Francis calls for removal of obstacles to trade at 15th annual GTAP conference; ITC’s Market Analysis and Research chief awarded fellowship.
The financial crisis has dramatically changed the business environment for firms, entrepreneurs and senior executives. ITC Executive Director, Ms Patricia Francis, today took part in a panel discussion at the IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain, which...
ITC is pleased to announce its five online Market Analysis Tools - Trade Map, Market Access Map, Investment Map, Trade Competitiveness Map, and Standards Map - will remain free of charge for developing country users in 2012 thanks to financial support...
Things seem subdued, if not pessimistic, in the world of trade. While the heated talk of global currency wars has cooled to some extent, major imbalances remain. The success of the Doha Round is still not assured. And although protectionist pressures...
A new ITC report on market access, transparency and fairness in global trade concludes that ‘market access begins at home’. It argues that further reducing barriers to trade between developing countries needs to be an essential part of the way forward...