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East Asia’s growth to moderate to 5.2% in 2020-21 — UNCTAD report

East Asia’s growth to moderate to 5.2% in 2020-21 — UNCTAD report

Jan. 23 | Image by Pexels from Pixabay Against an increasingly challenging external environment, East Asia is projected to grow at a more moderate pace of 5.2% in 2020 and 2021, with downside risks to the growth outlook intensifying, according to a new report from...

Shanghai tops 2019 ranking of world’s best-connected ports: UNCTAD

Shanghai tops 2019 ranking of world’s best-connected ports: UNCTAD

Aug. 14 | The Shanghai port in China has topped the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) 2019 ranking of the world’s best-connected ports in 2019. The Chinese port gained a connectivity score of 134 points, followed by the ports of...

UNCTAD warns ports not prepared for climate change

UNCTAD warns ports not prepared for climate change

Dec. 12 | The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) says ports are not ready to cope with the projected impacts of climate change, a situation that has import on the trade and sustainable development goals of all nations. UNCTAD’s chief...

Updated World Tariff Profiles released

Updated World Tariff Profiles released

Oct. 25 | The World Tariff Profiles 2017—the latest edition of the annual report on tariff-based market access conditions for goods imposed by World Trade Organization (WTO) members and other countries—has been released. This statistical yearbook contains a...

IATA, UNCTAD cooperate to standardize cargo messaging standards

IATA, UNCTAD cooperate to standardize cargo messaging standards

Jan. 28 | The Cargo-XML messaging standard of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) is now fully integrated into ASYCUDAWorld, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) automated customs management system used by 90 countries...

Declining trade value amid volume growth alarming, says UNCTAD

Declining trade value amid volume growth alarming, says UNCTAD

Dec. 23 | The falling value of world trade in goods and services even as the global economy grew in 2015 gives cause for concern, said a new report from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Last year, 2015, was the first time since 2001...

World tariff guide adds new info on non-tariff measures, HS classification

World tariff guide adds new info on non-tariff measures, HS classification

Dec. 2 | The latest edition of the World Tariff Profiles—the annual report on tariff-based market access requirements that are imposed by countries on goods they import—has been released, with a new section devoted to non-tariff measures, and a special focus...

Budding economies urged to join global value chains for faster growth

Budding economies urged to join global value chains for faster growth

Sep. 16 | Developing economies that overcome obstacles to global value chain participation will be able to realize economic growth much faster, according to a new joint report by three global trade and economic organizations. In fact, those developing nations with...