February 2018

Thailand sets up technological center for B&R Initiative

The Nation, February 28, 2018
The National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT) together with Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) announced Tuesday the establishment of an international center for the Digital Belt and Road (DBAR) project.

Trade Facilitation Agreement marks first anniversary since entry into force

WTO, February 22, 2018
WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo said members continue to work to fully implement the Agreement, which will benefit particularly developing and least developed countries. More…

UN information exchange tool supports fisheries sustainability

FIS, February 20, 2018
It is estimated that the global seafood trade is worth USD 140 billion, but overfishing and illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing are putting the health of fisheries and ocean ecosystems at high risk.

Product labels like ‘Fair Trade’ mean less than you’d think

ScienceDaily, February 12, 2018
The first large-scale analysis of corporate practices for sourcing sustainable materials shows that many companies address sustainability at some level, but most deal with only one or a subset of materials within a small portion of their supply chain.

UK pledges additional funding to expand ITC’s SITA project

International Trade Centre, February 7, 2018
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has pledged an additional GBP 2.4 million in seed funding to the International Trade Centre’s Supporting Indian Trade and Investment for Africa (SITA) project.