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World Tariff Profiles
A joint publication of the WTO, International Trade Centre (ITC) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), provides comprehensive information on the tariffs and non-tariff measures imposed by over 170 countries and customs territories.
Policy Issues in International Trade and Commodity
UNCTAD Study Series on emerging issues in international trade. A particular focus is placed on market access conditions facing developing countries, such as tariff barriers, preferential tariffs, and impact of non-tariff measures.
World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP)
Jointly produced by DESA, UNCTAD and the five UN Regional Commissions. The publication provides an overview of recent global economic performance and short-term prospects for the world economy and of some key global economic policy and development issues.
Written by Piergiuseppe Fortunato, UNCTAD Economist
The global tourism standstill due to COVID-19 has cost the sector dearly, especially in countries heavily reliant on it, like small island nations. A new UN report maps how tourism could be rebuilt.
Over 150 officials complete an UNCTAD online course delivered as part of efforts to help developing countries tackle the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.