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The following list contains useful links for further information on market access. You will find the links for each entry if you click on the text marked in blue.
Accession Commitments Database (ACDB)
The Accession Commitments Database (ACDB) covers all accession commitments and related information provided in the Working Party Reports and Accession Protocols of the Members that have acceded to the WTO, pursuant to Article XII of the Marrakesh Agreement.
Accessed on: 29 July 2014
Anti-dumping measures
On this website, the WTO displays information on anti dumping measures as well as official documents.
Accessed on: 21 May 2012
ASEAN non-tariff measures database
ASEAN maintains a portal that comprises data on non-tariff measures applied in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei Darussalam, Viet Nam, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar and Cambodia.
Accessed on: 29 July 2014
Automated SYstem for CUstoms DAta (ASYCUDA)
ASYCUDA is a computerised customs management system which covers most foreign trade procedures. The system displays customs declarations, accounting procedures as well as transit and suspense procedures. ASYCUDA generates trade data that can be used for statistical economic analysis. The ASYCUDA software is developed in Geneva by UNCTAD.
Accessed on: 12 August 2014
Centre d'Études Prospectives et d'Informations Internationales (CEPII)
The CEPII is France's leading institute for research on the international economy.
Accessed on: 09 April 2012
Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI)
The Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI) is an Agency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands established in 1971. Its contribution consists of sustainable strengthening of the competitive capacity of SME exporters and producers in developing countries, focusing primarily on European markets. CBI also acts as a Matchmaker between suppliers and buyers. The core competence of the CBI is threefold: advice, counselling and knowledge management.
Accessed on: 24 June 2014
EU Export Helpdesk

The Export Helpdesk is an online service provided by the European Commission to facilitate market access to the European Union. The Export Helpdesk informs on the EU tariffs, requirements, preferential arrangements, quotas and statistics relevant for exporters in countries, the EU has a trade agreement with or countries, which benefit from trade preferences under schemes such as the Generalised System of Preferences.

Accessed on: 28 April 2015
European Commission - Food safety and health
On this website the European Commission provides a database of sanitary and phytosanitary measures applied to exports as well as a link to the newsletter published by the European Commission.
Accessed on: 29 July 2014
FAOSTAT provides time-series and cross sectional data covering statistics on agriculture, nutrition, fisheries, forestry, food aid, land use and population relating to food and agriculture for some 200 countries. It contains data on prices, production, investment and trade. FAOSTAT is a service provided by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
Accessed on: 29 July 2014
GAIN reports
The United States Department of Agridulture's Global Agriculture Information Network (GAIN) provides information on the agricultural economy, products and issues in foreign countries that are likely to have an impact on United States agricultural production and trade. U.S. Foreign Service officers working at posts overseas collect and submit information on the agricultural situation in more than 130 countries to the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), which maintains the GAIN reports.
Accessed on: 21 May 2012
Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP)
GTAP is a global network of researchers and policy makers conducting quantitative analysis of international policy issues. GTAP's goal is to improve the quality of quantitative analysis of global economic issues within an economy-wide framework.GTAP offers a variety of products, including: data, models, and resources for multi-region, applied general equilibrium analysis of global economic issues. It also organizes courses and conferences and undertakes research projects.
Accessed on: 29 July 2014
International Development Association (IDA)
IDA is the part of the World Bank that helps the world’s poorest countries. It aims to reduce poverty by providing interest-free credits and grants for programs that boost economic growth, reduce inequalities and improve people’s living conditions. IDA lends money on concessional terms.
Accessed on: 29 March 2012
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 163 countries with a central secretariat in Geneva. It is the world's largest developer and publisher of international standards. ISO has developed over 19 500 International Standards on a variety of subjects such as product names and country codes. On this website, users can browse information on each standard.
Accessed on: 29 July 2014
Investment Map
Investment Map is one out of five Market Analysis Tools developed by ITC. The Investment Map database collects yearly FDI statistics for about 200 countries and detailed FDI sectoral and/or country breakdown for about 115 countries. Investment Map helps Investment Promotion Agencies identify priority sectors and competing countries for foreign investments, as well as existing and potential foreign investors. Moreover, it helps companies identify potential locations for investment abroad. The other Market Analysis tools are Market Access Map, Trade Map, Trade Competitiveness Map and Standards Map.
Accessed on: 29 July 2014
I-TIP Goods
I-TIP Goods provides comprehensive information on non-tariff measures (NTMs) applied by WTO members in merchandise trade. The information includes members' notifications of NTMs as well as information on "special trade concerns" raised by members at WTO committee meetings. Its aim is to serve the needs of those seeking detailed information on trade policy measures as well as those looking for summary information. A direct link to the WTO's extensive tariff and trade databases is included.
Accessed on: 21 January 2013
Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) market access indicators
Market access indicators for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are calculated yearly based on the data from Market Access Map. The indicators are the following:
Indicator 8.6: Proportion of total developed country imports (by value and excluding arms) from developing countries and from LDCs, admitted free of duty;
Indicator 8.7: Average tariffs imposed by developed countries on agricultural products and textiles and clothing from developing countries.
Accessed on: 14 August 2014
OECD.Stat provides a single online platform where users can discover and access statistical databases from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). OECD.Stat includes data and metadata for OECD countries and selected non-member economies covering production, government debt, labour statistics, price indices, financial indicators, agriculture, aid activities, health and trade.
Accessed on: 29 March 2012
Phytosanitary Certificate Issuance and Tracking System (PCIT)
The PCIT system tracks the inspection of agricultural products and certifies compliance with plant health standards of importing countries. This portal is provided by United States Department of Agriculture.
Accessed on: 21 May 2012
Standards Map
Standards Map is one out of five Market Analysis Tools developed by ITC. Standards Map is an online tool that enables analyses and comparisons of private and/or voluntary standards. Standards Map aims to increase opportunities for sustainable production and trade. Understanding and adhering to private standards is increasingly important in the current competitive market place, and this tool will help to better understand how to optimize these developmental benefits. The other Market Analysis tools are Market Access Map, Trade MapTrade Competitiveness Map and Investment Map.
Accessed on: 29 July 2014
Trade Competitiveness Map
Trade Competitiveness Map is one out of five Market Analysis Tools developed by ITC. It consists of the profiles of 184 countries covering 14 sectors. Trade Competitiveness Map provides analytical tools including the Trade Performance Index (TPI) on export competitiveness. The TPI assesses and monitors the multi-faceted dimensions of export performance and competitiveness by sector and by county. The index calculates the level of competitiveness and diversification of a particular export sector using comparisons with other countries. In particular, it brings out gains and losses in world market shares. Moreover, it monitors the evolution of export diversification for products and markets. The other Market Analysis tools are Market Access Map, Trade Map, Investment Map and Standards Map.
Accessed on: 29 July 2014
Trade Map
Trade Map is one out of five Market Analysis Tools developed by ITC. Trade Map provides users with indicators on export performance, international demand, alternative markets and the role of competitors. Trade Map covers 220 countries and territories and 5300 products of the Harmonized System. Trade data is also available at the National tariff Line level for more than 150 countries and on a quarterly and monthly basis for more than 90 countries. The other Market Analysis tools are Market Access Map, Investment Map and Standards Map.
Accessed on: 29 July 2014
Transparency in Trade (TNT)
The African Development Bank (AfDB)ITC, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Bank have launched a partnership called the Transparency in Trade (TNT) initiative. It aims to facilitate collection of tariffs and non-tariff measures and other trade data, harmonization of non-tariff measures, and to provide free and open access to this data. Key elements include open access to a series of trade-related tools and underlying databases. These are ITC's Market Access Map, the World Bank and UNCTAD’s World Integrated Trade System (WITS), the World Bank’s Temporary Trade Barriers Database (TTBD) and Service Policy Restrictive Database (SPRD). On this website, you can access these trade-related tools.
Accessed on: 29 July 2014
United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)
UNSD provides a global centre for data on international trade, national accounts, energy, industry, environment, demographic and social statistics gathered from national and international sources. UNSD assists member states, at their request, to improve their statistical services by giving advice and training.
Accessed on: 21 May 2012
World Customs Organization (WCO)
The WCO is an independent intergovernmental body whose mission is to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of customs administrations. Today, the WCO represents 177 customs administrations across the globe that collectively process approximately 98% of world trade. On this website you can see the ‘Harmonized System Explanatory Notes and commodity Database’ which offers the possibility of searching by keyword or by using an HS code number to retrieve the information you are looking for.
Accessed on: 21 May 2012
WTO Agreements
This page gives access to the legal text of la large number of WTO agreements, reports and arbitrations. It includes all agreements notified to the WTO along with the official WTO document number of the notification.
Accessed on: 29 July 2014
WTO Agricultural Trade Policy Commitments Database
The WTO Agricultural Trade Policy Commitments Database is provided by the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The data are organized into three sections: WTO domestic support notifications (data include the aggregate measurement of support and may be commodity-specific or non-commodity-specific), WTO export subsidy notifications (data are broken down into expenditures on export subsidies and quantity of subsidized exports), and WTO tariff levels (WTO bound and annual applied data are presented in a set of commodity aggregates).
Accessed on: 29 July 2014
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