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