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World merchandise trade to fall 9.2% in 2020—WTO

Global merchandise trade is showing signs of bouncing back from a deep COVID-19 induced slump and is now forecast to register a...

ASEAN factory output, new orders fall anew in Sept

The IHS Markit Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for the ASEAN region fell for the seventh consecutive month in September amid a renewed...

East Asia’s agri, food exports mainly intra-regional—UN report

East Asia and the Pacific economies largely export their food and agricultural commodities within the region, but imports of these goods are...

US tariffs underpin shift in Asian manufacturing landscape

The US-China trade war is shifting the Asian manufacturing landscape, as manufacturing of many Chinese goods affected by US tariffs has moved...

ASEAN self-certification scheme takes effect, firms happy

The ASEAN-Wide Self-Certification (AWSC) Scheme—a single unified self-certification scheme across all 10 ASEAN member states that simplifies customs procedures and allows participating...

Q2 world goods trade dives in volume, value amid lockdown

Strict COVID-19 containment measures imposed by economies around the world throughout the second quarter caused merchandise trade volumes to decline by 14.3%...

e-library of WTO schedules of concessions launched

The World Trade Organization (WTO) announced the launch of its new e-library, an online platform that facilitates access to the legal instruments...

WTO services trade index hints at some resilience in key sectors

The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) latest Services Trade Barometer released mid-September shows modest gains in some key sectors even as the industry...

75% of Asia to contract: ADB report

Economies across developing Asia will contract by 0.7% this year, the region's first contraction in six decades, according to a new report...

ICC project to open digital trade to small firms launched

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has announced the operational launch of a new initiative to harmonize digital processes and standards to...