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...
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).
ITC adds company data from more than 60 countries to Trade Map, improving the ability of companies to identify trading partners across the world.
Geneva-based African officials are trained in how to use and take advantage of ITC’s market analysis tools.
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.
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...