World Integrated Trade Solution UNCTAD TRAINS

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UNCTAD-TRAINS (Trade Analysis and Information System) is a trade and market access information system combining the database containing data drawn from UN TARMAC, a joint primary data collection with the International Trade Centre, UNCTAD/WTO (ITC), and the WITS software. TRAINS is both a data depository and an analytical tool designed for policy-makers and economic operators engaged in international merchandise trade. It is also a powerful tool for multilateral or bilateral trade negotiations as well as for general research on international merchandise trade.

TRAINS contains HS-based data for over 1,000 country/years, covering tariff and non-tariff measures as well as imports flows by origin for more than 160 countries and the years since 1988. For tariffs, TRAINS contains not only general applied tariff data but also information on applied preferential tariff including the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) and many regional and bilateral preferences.

TRAINS gives users the possibility of converting the HS data into other internationally recognized nomenclatures such as the Standard International Trade Classification (SITC), the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC) or the Broad Economic Categories (BEC) etc... It also provides a single market, partial equilibrium trade simulation model (SMART model) with which users may simulate trade, revenue and welfare effects of tariff changes by a single market country.

The TRAINS database is physically located at the World Bank server where WITS application is running, but is directly maintained by UNCTAD. Neither UNCTAD, nor the World Bank, accepts the responsibility for the accuracy or suitability of the information provided by in TRAINS database. The user assumes, therefore, all risk associated with the use of the data in TRAINS. The designation employed and the presentation of the material in this database do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the secretariat of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, group of countries, territory, city or area, or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

Access to TRAINS database is free of charge and unlimited. Users need simply to register with WITS and the access is provided automatically.

Acronym: 
WITS UNCTAD TRAINS
Type: 
Time Series
Topics: 
Trade
Economy Coverage: 
High Income
IBRD
IDA
Low Income
Languages Supported: 
English
Number of Economies: 
190
Geographical Coverage: 
World
East Asia & Pacific
Europe & Central Asia
Latin America & Caribbean
Middle East & North Africa
North America
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa
External Contact Email: 
Custom License Information: 

For access and license information, please refer to the WITS FAQ and UNCTAD's terms of use and dissemination policy.

GP & CCSAs: 
Macroeconomics, Trade & Investment
Access Options:
Query Tool, API Documentation
Temporal Coverage: 
2015

Update Frequency

Update Frequency: 
Annually

Last Updated

Last Updated: 
February 24, 2017
Other

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UNCTAD-TRAINS (Trade Analysis and Information System) is a trade and market access information system combining the database containing data drawn from UN TARMAC, a joint primary data collection with the International Trade Centre, UNCTAD/WTO (ITC), and the WITS software. TRAINS is both a data depository and an analytical tool designed for policy-makers and economic operators engaged in international merchandise trade. It is also a powerful tool for multilateral or bilateral trade negotiations as well as for general research on international merchandise trade.

TRAINS contains HS-based data for over 1,000 country/years, covering tariff and non-tariff measures as well as imports flows by origin for more than 160 countries and the years since 1988. For tariffs, TRAINS contains not only general applied tariff data but also information on applied preferential tariff including the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) and many regional and bilateral preferences.

TRAINS gives users the possibility of converting the HS data into other internationally recognized nomenclatures such as the Standard International Trade Classification (SITC), the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC) or the Broad Economic Categories (BEC) etc... It also provides a single market, partial equilibrium trade simulation model (SMART model) with which users may simulate trade, revenue and welfare effects of tariff changes by a single market country.

The TRAINS database is physically located at the World Bank server where WITS application is running, but is directly maintained by UNCTAD. Neither UNCTAD, nor the World Bank, accepts the responsibility for the accuracy or suitability of the information provided by in TRAINS database. The user assumes, therefore, all risk associated with the use of the data in TRAINS. The designation employed and the presentation of the material in this database do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the secretariat of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, group of countries, territory, city or area, or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

Access to TRAINS database is free of charge and unlimited. Users need simply to register with WITS and the access is provided automatically.

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Groups audience
Modified Date
2019-05-04
Release Date
Periodicity
Annual
Identifier
ee1a0c5e-f9c8-4956-8667-06bc3c178edc
Temporal Coverage

2015

License
License Not Specified
Contact Email
Rating: 
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Acronym: 
WITS UNCTAD TRAINS
Type: 
Languages Supported: 
Economy Coverage: 
Terms of Use: 
Number of Economies: 
190
Update Frequency: 
Update Schedule: 
Yearly
Custom License Information: 

For access and license information, please refer to the WITS FAQ and UNCTAD's terms of use and dissemination policy.

Data Classification of a Dataset: 
End Date: 
Sunday, February 1, 2015
DEC
Last Updated Date: 
Friday, February 24, 2017
External Contact Email: 
Granularity: 
Modified date: 
17221
License: 
Primary Dataset: 
Yes
Source: 

UNCTAD

Source: 

UNCTAD

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