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 email@example.com.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.