- Susana Olivares
Eighty-three academics and government officials from 47 countries successfully completed the third edition of the Virtual Institute online course on Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs) and Data Collection, held July 10 to August 27. Developed by the Vi and the Trade Analysis Branch (TAB) of UNCTAD's Division on International Trade in Goods and Services and Commodities, this year's delivery was funded by the Government of Finland.
According to the evaluation questionnaire, all respondents found that the knowledge acquired during the online course enhanced their knowledge of non-tariff measures, and helped them understand the policy issues that their countries face in international trade. They also felt prepared to collect, classify and/or analyze NTMs in their countries.