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Short courses for Permanent Missions in Geneva
UNCTAD Programme on Non-tariff Measures in World Trade
Palais des Nations, Geneva (Room XXV)
Wednesday, 21 May 2014 (10:00 to 13:00)

In a context where tariffs have significantly decreased over the last few decades, non-tariff measures (NTMs) have become major determinants in restricting market entry, particularly for developing countries. In fact, UNCTAD research shows that the ability to gain and benefit from market access increasingly depends on compliance with trade regulatory measures such as sanitary requirements and goods standards. This is why they have become a major challenge for exporters, importers and policymakers. Understanding the uses and implications of these trade policy instruments is essential for the formulation and implementation of effective trade policies and development strategies.

This session will explore the findings of UNCTAD’s work on NTMs, which encompasses definition, classification, collection of data and analysis of trade impact. A new online training tool to increase understanding of NTMs will also be presented.

Delivered by: Division on International Trade in Goods and Services, and Commodities

From 10 am to 1pm


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