NTM Data collection course 2022

Non-tariff measures (NTMs) such as sanitary and phytosanitary measures and technical barriers to trade play an ever-increasing role in shaping market access conditions and influencing the competitiveness of both national importers and exporters. The definition and implementation of these measures is a major issue for policymakers and economic actors. Many NTMs have primarily non-trade objectives, such as the protection of public health or the environment, yet they may affect trade and can unintentionally become discriminatory, especially against smaller businesses. 


Comprehensive, systematic and reliable information about NTMs can significantly reduce trade costs and is of crucial importance to businesses, regulators and researchers. 


In this context, UNCTAD will be conducting an e-learning course on NTM data collection approach and the effects of NTMs on trade and development.

The course is available at the moment to selected government officials and consultants working directly with collecting NTM data. To be added to the mailing list for notifications on future course, please write to ntm.training@unctad.org.


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Enseignant: Malick KANE

Economic Analysis of Non-Tariff Measures 2022

Objective:

The objective of the course on Economic Analysis of Non-Tariff Measures is to provide participants with the empirical tools needed to assess the impact of NTMs on trade and welfare. A hands-on technical course, the emphasis will be on the manipulation of data and the use of econometric tools.

Impact assessment of different NTMs is indispensable for the formulation of a consistent and pro-sustainable-development trade policy. NTMs, including regulations such as product quality and safety requirements, have been playing an increasing role in international trade because of the reduction in tariffs, and growing consumer concerns about food safety and quality, and environmental protection.

Audience:

The course targets researchers from universities, research centres, and governmental and non-governmental institutions in developing and transition countries involved in the research and teaching of international trade and trade policy, interested in enhancing their quantitative skills and conducting policy-relevant research on NTMs as they relate to their countries.

Qualified women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. The number of participants is limited in order to ensure appropriate support throughout the course.

Course Prerequisites:

Applicants must hold a Master's degree in Economics or Econometrics; or a Master's degree in Statistics or Finance, with a Bachelor's degree in Economics or Econometrics. Knowledge of the statistical software STATA and excellent English skills are also required.


Enseignant: Anne-Celia Disdier

Executive course on Non-Tariff Measures 2022

The executive online course on NTMs is an easy, concise and comprehensive introductory course. It serves as a starting point of obtaining knowledge of NTMs and offers an overview of UNCTAD’s work on this topic.

 Through the course, audience will be able to understand:

  1. What NTMs are and why they are important
  2. Purpose and effects of NTMs and their linkages with SDGs
  3. For which purposes and how UNCTAD works on NTMs
  4. What UNCTAD offers to you

 It takes approximately 2 hours to complete the executive online course on NTMs. The course is comprised of multimedia lecturequiz, and course evaluation questionnaire 

Audience: Policymakers and researchers such as senior government officials, NTM focal points, and trade researchers. The course is currently under development and will open for registration by the end of 2022. To receive information on application to the course please write to ntm.training@unctad.org. 


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Enseignant: Chi Le Ngo

Non-Tariff Measures and Data Collection course (Georgian government officials only)

Non-tariff measures (NTMs) such as sanitary and phytosanitary measures and technical barriers to trade play an ever-increasing role in shaping market access conditions and influencing the competitiveness of both national importers and exporters. The definition and implementation of these measures is a major issue for policymakers and economic actors. Many NTMs have primarily non-trade objectives, such as the protection of public health or the environment, yet they may affect trade and can unintentionally become discriminatory, especially against smaller businesses. 


Comprehensive, systematic and reliable information about NTMs can significantly reduce trade costs and is of crucial importance to businesses, regulators and researchers. 


In this context, UNCTAD will be conducting an e-learning course on NTM data collection approach and the effects of NTMs on trade and development.

The course is now closed. A new edition of the course will be offered in the future. To be added to the mailing list for notifications on future course, please write to ntm.training@unctad.org.


Enseignant: Sergei Sudakov

Executive Course on Non-Tariff Measures

The executive online course on NTMs is an easy, concise but comprehensive introductory course. It serves as a starting point of obtaining knowledge of NTMs and offers an overview of UNCTAD’s work on this topic.

Through the course, audience will be able to understand:

  1. What NTMs are and why they are important;
  2. The effects of NTMs and their linkages with SDGs;
  3. How UNCTAD works on NTMs; and
  4. How UNCTAD can provide value to the audience.

It takes approximately 2 hours to complete the executive online course on NTMs. The course is comprised of (1) multimedia lecture containing videos, mini-quizzes, etc., (2) assessment test, and (3) reference materials (optional).

Audience: Policymakers and researchers such as senior government officials, NTM focal points, and trade researchers.

The course is now closed. A new edition of the course will be offered in the future. To be added to the mailing list for notifications on future course, please write to ntm.training@unctad.org.

Teacher: Chi Le NGO