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Key statistics and trends in trade policy 2018

Published 12 February 2019 | 1 minute read

Key Statistics and Trends in Trade Policy is a yearly publication of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The main purpose of this publication is to inform on the use and effects of a wide range of trade policies influencing international trade.

The report presents a discussion on the ongoing trade tensions and discusses trends in selected trade policy instruments including illustrative statistics. Trade trends and statistics are provided at various levels of aggregation illustrating the use of the trade policy measures across economic sectors and geographic regions.

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UNCTAD is a permanent intergovernmental body established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1964. Their headquarters are located in Geneva, Switzerland, and they have offices in New York and Addis Ababa.

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