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IMF slashes growth outlook as supply chain bottlenecks, inflation build up

Pandemic outbreaks in critical links of global supply chains have resulted in longer than expected supply disruptions, feeding inflation in many countriesGlobal...

WTO online tool helps users navigate HS code changes ahead of...

The HS Tracker will help customs officials and traders prepare for HS amendments that will enter into force on January 1, 2022It...

WTO upgrades 2021 goods trade forecast on strong rebound

World merchandise trade volume is expected to grow 10.8% in 2021 and to slow to a 4.7% growth in 2022Quarterly trade growth...

ASEAN manufacturing conditions stabilize in Sep

PMI moves up to 50.0 neutral mark in SeptemberBoth output and new orders show broad stabilizationInput costs rise at steepest pace since...

Costco charters ships to ease trans-Pacific supply chain woes

Costco is chartering three ocean vessels and thousands of containers to transport goods between Asia and the US and Canada over the...

Services trade recovery to extend into Q3—WTO

The Services Trade Barometer index has risen above the baseline value of 100, suggesting the continued recovery in the volume of services...

WCO releases HS Nomenclature 2022 edition

The new version of the Harmonized System (HS) Nomenclature will enter into force on January 1, 2022It is already available for free...

ADB downgrades developing Asia 2021 growth outlook

Developing Asia’s growth forecast for this year has been trimmed to 7.1%, down from the earlier projection of 7.3%Growth forecasts are revised...

ASEAN endorses 107 tariff lines to support free flow of essential...

The 35th ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) Council has endorsed 107 additional tariff lines consisting of agricultural and food products to ensure...

Rebeca Grynspan leads UNCTAD

The former vice president of Costa Rica is the first woman and Central American to serve as UNCTAD’s secretary-generalShe takes up her...