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  • MDG8: DEVELOP A GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR DEVELOPMENT

  • Millennium Development Goals - (MDGs)
  • MDG8: develop a global partnership for development

    By promoting export-led growth in developing nations and improving international transparency about trade opportunities and market-access conditions, ITC is aiming to realize Millennium Development Goal 8, Targets A and B:

    • Target 8A: “Develop further an open rule-based, predictable, non-discriminatory trading and financial system”; and
    • Target 8B: “Address the special needs of Least Developed Countries”.

    ITC has a range of practical initiatives to promote an open, transparent trading and financial system that enables companies to expand their international business. ITC Market Analysis Tools, which are free to developing nations and LDCs, provide the world’s largest integrated database of trade statistics, applied customs tariffs (including preferential regimes and rules of origin), bound tariffs, non-tariff market-access conditions (NTMs), flows and stocks of foreign direct investment, information on foreign affiliate companies and information on private voluntary standards.

    The Market Analysis Tools provide regularly updated export and import statistics from more than 220 countries and territories to enable users to better understand supply and demand trends for 5,300 internationally traded products. The tools are unique in product detail, as well as in breadth of geographic coverage. Globally, more than 200,000 enterprises, trade advisers, policymakers, academics and people working in NGOs, international organisations and think-tanks use the tools.

    In particular, Market Access Map helps improve the transparency of market access conditions by providing exporters with up-to-date, reliable and comprehensive data about measures such as import duties, quotas and rules of origin that enables exporters to compare conditions they face vis-à-vis competitors.

    Market Access Map's data covers ad-valorem and specific duties including preferences arising out of preferential trade agreements applied by 191 countries to goods exported by 239 countries and territories. It also contains information about tariff quotas and anti-dumping duties.

    National customs institutions, the World Trade Organisation and the United Nations Statistics Division supply the data for the Market Access Map.