International Trade after the Economic Crisis

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The UNCTAD-JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) has published a joint report entitled “International Trade after the Economic Crisis: Challenges and New Opportunities”. The study investigates the new economic realities in international trade following the 2008 financial crisis, and highlights the issues that are key to the future of a pro-trade as well as pro-development international trading system.

The report focuses on:

1. Post-crisis trade-restrictive measures and multi-layers of trade rules.

2. The need for more elaborate multilateral trade rules to help support the growth of environmental business.

3. Non-tariff measures.

For a detailed analysis read the full report.