A partnership with academia

Building knowledge for trade and development

Distance learning


Thank you for your interest in the first edition of our online course on Non-tariff Measures and Data Collection, to be held September 1 to October 19, 2014. 

The objective of the course is to provide participants with the knowledge and tools needed to identify, classify and collect information about national NTMs, as part of the international effort to improve access and increase transparency with regard to these measures.

Candidates must hold a Master’s Degree in Economics, Law, or International Relations. Applications may also be accepted from students enrolled in such programmes who hold a Bachelor's degree in one of these fields. Also required are: basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel, very good knowledge of English, and familiarity with government/ministry structures responsible for setting regulations.

Thanks to the support from Vi and the Trade Information Section of UNCTAD's Division on International Trade in Goods and Services and Commodities (DITC), the selected participants will be exempt from course fees. They will also receive the course CD/DVD free-of-charge.
Participants with passing grades in all course activities will receive an "UNCTAD Certified Non-Tariff Measure Data Collector" certificate. Top graduates of the online course will become part of the UNCTAD NTM consultancy roster, and may be considered for future  data collection or related work.
Queries about the course should be addressed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Economist, Trade Information Section, DITC.
The deadline for applications is July 24.

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