We live in an inter-connected world where goods and services are produced and traded globally. This has brought an unprecedented level of prosperity and has contributed to lifting millions out of poverty. However, barriers of trade remain and new threats to the multilateral trading system are constantly emerging.
It is essential to address these threats and impediments, and promote a broader participation that could continue to benefit all countries and the global economy. International trade is an engine for inclusive economic growth and poverty reduction, and an important means to achieve.
- We provide analysis and policy recommendations and comprehensive statistical monitoring of Developing economies in international trade, including merchandise and services such as tourism. The following trade-related indicators are covered:
- SDG Indicator 17.11.1: Developing countries’ and least developed countries’ share of global exports
- SDG indicator 8.9.1: as a proportion of total and in growth rate
- We monitor the implementation of the principle of special and differential treatment for developing countries in accordance with New protectionism versus inclusive trade:
agreements and study new developments in
- SDG indicator 17.10.1:
- SDG indicator 17.12.1: Average faced by developing countries, and
- SDG indicator 10.a.1: Proportion of applied to imports from LDCs and developing countries with zero-tariff
- We tackle trade restrictions and distortions in world agricultural markets and present statistics on the links between Trade, agriculture, food security and biodiversity:
- SDG indicator 2.b.1: Agricultural
- SDG indicator 2.c.1: Indicator of (food) price anomalies
- We examine the role of Policies to promote trade, including , in support of developing countries, particularly LDCs:
- SDG indicator 8.a.1: Aid for Trade commitments and disbursements
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