Posts Tagged UNCTAD
* Global Investment Trends in 2014 and Prospects for 2015
Global foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows declined by 8% in 2014. A solid FDI rise remains distant, reports the latest UNCTAD Global Investment Trends.
Download: Global Investment Trends Monitor No. 18.
* UNCTAD and WTO launch partnership on Integrated Trade Database
UNCTAD and the WTO agreed to cooperate in assisting the WTO members in implementing notification requirements for the WTO Integrated Data Base (IDB).
UNCTAD Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA).
An integrated customs management system for international trade and transport operations in a modern automated environment.
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* 11th UNCTAD-OECD Report on G20 Investment Measures
The Report on G20 Investment Measures is a joint report issued periodically by UNCTAD, the OECD and the WTO.
– 11th UNCTAD-OECD Report on G20 Investment Measures
– 11th UNCTAD-OECD-WTO Report on G20 Trade and Investment Measures (Joint Summary)
* Ecuador: National Green Export Review (NGER)
Ecuador becomes first country to undergo innovative UNCTAD programme to assess ‘green export’ potential.
Read more about it here.
– National Green Export Review
– UNCTAD’s Trade, Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Branch
* New Zealand Concludes FATCA IGA
New Zealand and US have signed a Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act intergovernmental agreement which will facilitate information exchange under FATCA.
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* Canada Confirms South Korean FTA Terms
The Canadian Government has tabled the final text of its Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with South Korea.
See more here.
* ICC: Trade Register Report 2014
ICC published the Trade Register Report 2014.
First launched in 2009 by ICC’s Banking Commission, the report is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading analytical reports on global risks for the trade finance industry—identifying risks across a range of trade finance products and markets.
Check here for more.
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* The ICTPR Framework
UNCTAD has developed a model framework and methodology for conducting information and communications technologies (ICTs) policy reviews: The ICTPR Framework.
Find the publication here.
* Bilateral FDI Statistics
The UNCTAD’s Bilateral FDI Statistics provides up-to-date and systematic FDI data for 206 economies around the world, covering inflows (table 1), outflows (table 2), inward stock (table 3) and outward stock (table 4) by region and economy.
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* Review of Investor-State Dispute Settlement Cases
UNCTAD publishes its annual review of investor-State dispute settlement cases (ISDS).
You can download it from here.
* 2013 Trade Statistics
According to UNCTAD and WTO estimates, world merchandise exports grew by 2%, while services trade recorded 5% increase in 2013.
For more details, check here.
Access to data:
Volume index and growth rates of merchandise exports and imports, quarterly, Q1 2005-Q4 2013
Values and shares of merchandise exports and imports, annual, 1948-2013
Merchandise trade balance, annual, 1948-2013
Value growth rates of merchandise exports and imports, annual, 1950-2013
Value, shares and growth of services exports and imports by service-category, annual, 1980-2013
Values, shares and growth of exports and imports of total services, annual, 1980-2013
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* First EU Anti-Corruption Report
The European Commission published the first ever EU Anti-Corruption Report. The EU Anti-Corruption Report covers all 28 EU Member States.
Please find more here and here.
* Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Market
According to the latest data released by UNCTAD, the ICT goods such as mobile phones, smartphones, laptops, tablets, integrated circuits and other components at 11 per cent of world merchandise trade and among the top products traded globally – exceeding trade in agricultural products (9.2 per cent) and motor vehicles (7.2 per cent).
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* 2014 World Press Freedom Index
Reports Without Borders published the 2014 World Press Freedom Index, the Index spotlights the negative impact of conflicts on freedom of information and its protagonists.
Please find more about Reports Without Borders and World Press Freedom Index.
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* EU Extend Sanctions to Belarus
The European Union has extended its sanctions against Belarus by another 12 months.
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* Global Investment Trends Monitor
UNCTAD published the Global Investment Trends Monitor.
Check for findings and details here.
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* Croatia – Welcomed to EU
On Monday 1 July Croatia will become the 28th Member State of the European Union.
For more information:
– Institutional and administrative aspects of Croatia’s EU accession MEMO/13/593
– Croatia’s EU accession – Q&A MEMO/13/629
* 2012 Annual Review of GSP System
US announced today the outcome of the 2012 Annual Review under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program.
* World Investment Report 2013
UNCTAD published its 2013 World Investment Report with the latest trends in foreign direct investment (FDI).
Download World Investment Report 2013
Read more here.
* Norway the First to Sign the Hong Kong Ship Recycling Treaty
The Kingdom of Norway became the first contracting State to the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships (2009).
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* World Investment Report 2012
The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) launched “World Investment Report 2012: Towards a New Generation of Investment Policies”.
The Report contains a detailed analysis of world investment trends (global and regional) and give a special attention to national policy developments and on the new generation of investment policies. Also, The Report provides detailed guidelines for investment policymaking.
The Report and accompanying detailed statistics can be downloaded from here.
* Online Platform on the New York Convention Guide
The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) launched of an online platform to support the forthcoming Guide on the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, 1958 (New York) known as the New York Convention.
For more information click here.
* UNCITRAL Adopted Recommendations to Assist Arbitral Institutions
The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) release the UNCITRAL Recommendations to assist arbitral institutions and other interested bodies under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules 2010.
Please check for more details here.
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4 July 2012
WTO and UNCTAD’s Virtual Institute co-published the A Practical Guide to Trade Policy Analysis.
The publication is a addressed to policymakers, trade economists and development practitioners dealing with international trade and explain the tools and methods commonly used in the analysis of international trade and trade policy.
The guide is available on the next link.
A Practical Guide to Trade Policy Analysis
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12 June 2012
The United Nation Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) launches Investment Policy Framework for Sustainable Development (IPFSD), a guideline for national and international investment policymaking to supports more sustainable development-friendly investment policymaking.
Please check the UNCTAD’s webpage.
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