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ITC Market Access Map


Please read the following terms and conditions carefully.
By accessing Market Access Map (hereafter “the Databases”) of the International Trade Centre (hereafter “ITC”), users are agreeing to be bound by the following terms and conditions. By accessing and using the Databases users agree to periodically review these terms and conditions and to be conclusively bound by any future modifications as advised on the ITC portal: www.intracen.org/marketanalysis or www.intracen.org/exporters/market-analysis-tools

General
  • The Databases can either be accessed through the Market Analysis Tools (hereafter “MAT”) portal, or directly (http://www.macmap.org/). The MAT portal and databases are hosted in Geneva (www.intracen.org/marketanalysis or http://www.intracen.org/exporters/market-analysis-tools/). ITC holds the copyright to the MAT portal web site and the databases web sites.
  • Access to the MAT portal and databases is granted to users and partner organisations in any country on a non-exclusive basis.
  • Access to the MAT portal and databases is by way of a username/password. ITC or a National License holder provides the user ID (username) and password. Access is free of charge to users in developing countries (see Condition 4) from 1 January 2008 until further notice. For users in developed countries, access to the MAT portal and Databases is on a subscription basis as per ITC’s MAT subscription options and fees available under www.intracen.org/marketanalysis/OptionsFees.aspx
  • Developing countries are defined as all countries except the Member States of the European Union and member countries of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, with exceptions being Mexico, Turkey and the Republic of Korea. In addition, the following territories within or near the European Union are developed countries: Andorra, the Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, the Holy See, Monaco and San Marino.
  • ITC reserves the discretionary right to grant temporary access to the MAT portal and Databases free of charge to selected users without justification or prejudice to the future implementation of ITC’s official MAT subscription options and fees for these selected users.
  • Users are responsible for any use of their account under their user ID (username) or password by any person or entity. Users are further responsible for ensuring that any use of their account complies fully with the provisions of these terms and conditions. Users are responsible for protecting the confidentiality of their user ID and their password.
  • ITC reserves the right to revoke a user’s access to the MAT portal and Databases in the event of non-compliance with these terms and conditions.
  • Except in circumstances outside its control, ITC is responsible for ensuring the effective and timely access by users to the MAT portal and Databases. The Helpdesk will operate and maintain the websites and Databases during Swiss working hours, unless otherwise agreed.
  • The user acknowledges that while the MAT portal and Databases allow the user to perform simulations of tariff reductions, ITC is not responsible for any trade policy position developed using the MAT portal and Databases.
  • ITC shall have the sole and exclusive right, at any time to alter or amend these terms and conditions or to otherwise change, modify or amend the terms and conditions applicable to use of the Databases. ITC shall have the sole and exclusive right to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of the Databases, including but not limited to content, functionality, hours of availability, and hardware or telecommunications equipment, software or services needed for access or use. ITC will provide reasonable notice to users of any changes, modifications or amendments to these terms and conditions via mail or email; however, any use of the Databases by users after any such changes, modifications, or additions shall be governed by these terms and conditions.
  • Users are solely responsible for obtaining, maintaining and all costs associated with any telephone, computer hardware and software, modems, telecommunications connections, and/or other equipment and/or services which are or may be needed for access to and use of the Databases.
  • Users expressly acknowledge and agree that any and all use of ITC’s market analysis tools is at their sole risk. Neither ITC nor any of their respective employees, agents, third-party content providers, or licensors warrant that access to and use of ITC Databases will be free from interruptions or free from errors; nor do they make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from use of ITC databases, or as to the accuracy, reliability, or content of any information or service provided through ITC’s databases.
  • Users further expressly acknowledge and agree that information, text, graphics, and hyperlinks provided to users through ITC Databases and located on other sites throughout the combined global electronic networks known as the Internet and the world-wide-web are provided solely as a resource and a convenience to Users. Such hyperlinks to other sites are not an endorsement by the ITC of those sites. ITC makes no warranty, either express or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability, or content of such information, text, graphics, and hyperlinks. ITC has not tested any software located on other sites and does not make any representations as to the quality, safety, reliability or suitability of such software. ITC Databases are provided "as is" without any warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
  • In no event shall ITC be liable to users or any other person for any loss of business or profits, or for any indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of any use of, or inability to use, ITC databases, even if ITC was previously advised of the possibility of such damages, or for any other claim by users or any other person.
  • Users acknowledge and agree that the delivery system used for ITC Databases, i.e., the Internet and the World Wide Web, are unpredictable and may, from time to time, impede access to ITC Databases. Users acknowledge and agree that ITC is in no way responsible to users in any way whatsoever for any interference with the use of or access to ITC Databases and users expressly waive and forever discharge and release any and all claims against ITC in connection therewith.
  • ITC may terminate these terms and conditions at any time by providing reasonable prior notice to users. Without derogating from or otherwise limiting the foregoing, ITC shall have the right to immediately terminate these terms and conditions and/or users rights to use ITC Databases in the event of any breach by users of these terms and conditions.
  • Any dispute, controversy or claim arising under or pursuant to these terms and conditions shall be settled by an agreed mode of dispute resolution, including but not limited to arbitration, which shall be the exclusive mode of resolving disputes hereunder. Nothing contained in or related to these terms and conditions shall be deemed a waiver, express or implied, of the privileges and immunities of ITC. ITC is a joint subsidiary organ of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations and enjoys Privileges and Immunities by the Convention on Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations of 13 February 1946.

Institutional License: generic version of the MAT portal and Databases
  • Users from developed countries may purchase an Institutional License that provides access to the generic, non-customised version of the MAT portal. This type of subscription is for users who do not wish to disseminate access to the portal and Databases to third parties outside the organisation or institution.
  • The holder of an Institutional License is provided by ITC with a user ID (username) and password to access the MAT portal and Databases. An Institutional License subscription only provides access to the MAT portal and Databases for the subscribing institution license holder. User ID’s (usernames) and passwords are confidential and should not be published, disseminated or shared with any third party, but can be distributed or shared within the subscribing organisation or institution. In order to simplify access to MAT within an organisation holding an institutional license, the holder of an institutional licence can choose the institutional user management option where all users with same email extension (e.g. @intracen.org) can individually register themselves to access MAT with their own user ID (username) (e.g. marysmith@intracen.org or johnbrown@intracen.org) and password and still face the same terms and conditions as defined for the institution.
  • ITC reserves the right to change the User ID (username) and password of an Institutional License holder from time to time with one (1) month’s notice in writing by email, mail or fax.
  • The holder of an Institutional License is authorised to use freely any data and analysis extracted from the MAT portal and Databases. However, in all cases the source of the data must be acknowledged and cited in the following way: "Market Access Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis".

National License: customised version of the MAT portal and Databases
  • Users in developed countries may purchase a National License subscription. Users in developed countries and developing countries may also purchase for an additional fee a customised MAT portal. To do this, users/National License holders will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with ITC that sets out conditions of access and the subscription fee.
  • Holders of a National License may disseminate access to the MAT portal and Databases to third parties within the country in question. A customised version of the MAT portal is, in most cases referred to as "MAT {Country Name}", where the country name is the country in which the organisation/institution has its headquarters.
  • The holder of a National License is provided with a confidential, primary user ID (username) and password for its customised version of the MAT portal. The holder of a National License is not authorised to publish, disseminate, sell or share its primary user ID (username) and password with any third parties other than those specified in the MOU between ITC and the National License holder.
  • The holder of a National License is authorised to disseminate or sell access to its customised version of the MAT portal to third parties in its own country. Access by third parties is only authorised with a different, secondary user ID (username) and password obtained from the National License holder or ITC via a registration web page.
  • ITC reserves the right to change the user ID (username) and password of a National License holder or any third party from time to time with one (1) month’s notice in writing , by email, mail or fax.
  • The holder of a National License is authorised to pass on or sell any data and analysis extracted from its customised MAT portal. The holder of a National License is free to set a sales price for data and analysis extracted from its customised MAT portal, as well as for consulting services that it may provide. However, in all cases the source of the data must be acknowledged and cited in the following way: "Market Access Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis".
Disclaimers and Privacy Policy

The General Terms and Conditions (www.intracen.org/terms-and-conditions/) and the Privacy Policy (www.intracen.org/privacy-policy/) that appear on ITC’s web site www.intracen.org also apply to the MAT portal and Databases.

Requests and questions can be sent to :
International Trade Centre
Market Analysis and Research Section
Palais des Nations - CH-1211 Geneva, Switzerland
Tel: + 41 22 730 02 34
Fax: + 41 22 730 05 77
E-mail : marketanalysis@intracen.org



UNSD Commodity Trade (UN COMTRADE) Data Base


Every user of UN Comtrade should know the coverage and limitations of the data.

Coverage

The United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics Database (UN Comtrade) contains detailed imports and exports statistics reported by statistical authorities of close to 200 countries or areas. It concerns annual trade data from 1962 to the most recent year. UN Comtrade is considered the most comprehensive trade database available with more than 1 billion records. A typical record is – for instance – the exports of cars from Germany to the United States in 2004 in terms of value (US dollars), weight and supplementary quantity (number of cars). The database is continuously updated. Whenever trade data are received from the national authorities, they are standardized by the UN Statistics Division and then added to UN Comtrade.

Limitations

UN Comtrade is available to the general public and should be used with good knowledge of its limitations. Please read the following points very carefully before extracting and using data:
  • The values of the reported detailed commodity data do not necessarily sum up to the total trade value for a given country dataset. Due to confidentiality, countries may not report some of its detailed trade. This trade will - however - be included at the higher commodity level and in the total trade value. For instance, trade data not reported for a specific 6-digit HS code will be included in the total trade and may be included in the 2-digit HS chapter. Similar situations could occur for other commodity classifications. Detailed data processed after 1. January 2006 and published in HS will sum up to the respective totals due to the introduction of adjustment items with commodity code 9999 and 999999.
  • Countries (or areas) do not necessarily report their trade statistics for each and every year. This means that aggregations of data into groups of countries may involve countries with no reported data for a specific year. UN Comtrade does not contain estimates for missing data. Therefore, trade of a country group could be understated due to unavailability of some country data.
  • Data are made available in several commodity classifications, but not all countries necessarily report in the most recent commodity classification. Again, UN Comtrade does not contain estimates for data of countries which do not report in the most recent classification.
  • When data are converted from a more recent to an older classification it may occur that some of the converted commodity codes contain more (or less) products than what is implied by the official commodity heading. No adjustments are made for these cases.
  • Imports reported by one country do not coincide with exports reported by its trading partner. Differences are due to various factors including valuation (imports CIF, exports FOB), differences in inclusions/ exclusions of particular commodities, timing etc. The recommendations for international merchandise trade statistics can be found in the International Merchandise Trade Statistics: Compilers Manual. Additional methodological information can be found on the same web page.
  • Almost all countries report as partner country for imports the country of origin (see Metadata & References > Explanatory Notes) which is determined by the rules of origin established by each country (see International Merchandise Trade Statistics, Concepts and Definitions, Rev.2, para. 139 and 140). Hence, the term ‘partner country’ in the case of imports does not necessarily imply any direct trading relationship.
License Agreement

Before using the UN Comtrade data you should also read and agree with the License Agreement which can be found at the bottom bar of each of the web pages of the UN Comtrade site. The License Agreement specifies that the UN Comtrade data are copyrighted by the United Nations and are made available for your internal use only. They may not be re-disseminated in any form without prior written consent of the United Nations Statistics Division. Please also see the Policy on Re-dissemination of UN Comtrade data for further information on re-disseminating data.

Availabilty of UN Comtrade data through Market Access Map
  • The availability of the international trade statistics of UN Comtrade (The United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics database) via Market Access Map application has been made possible with the permission of the United Nations. These data are copyrighted by the United Nations. They are made available for internal use only and may not be re-disseminated in any form without written permission of the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD).
  • Free unlimited access to UN Comtrade is available for all users on the website of the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) at http://comtrade.un.org/db/default.aspx. A download limit of 50,000 data records per query is applicable for technical reasons. There is no limit on the number of queries. The same free access and limitations apply for obtaining UN Comtrade data via Market Access Map application.
  • Institutional users from developing countries and users from International Organizations can request registration at the UN Comtrade website and will be provided with special arrangements (for details see https://unp.un.org/comtrade.aspx). Those special arrangements would apply also to download of UN Comtrade data via Market Access Map, once registered at the UN Comtrade site.
  • UN Comtrade offers Premium access, which allows for downloads of more than 50,000 records and for the use of advanced functions of UN Comtrade. Premium access is payable. For details on how to obtain such access see https://unp.un.org/comtrade.aspx.
  • Additional information on UN Comtrade can be found on the following web pages:

Requests and questions can be sent to :
United Nations Statistics Division 
IMTS Section 
DC2-1544, 2 United Nations Plaza 
New York, NY 10017, USA 
Fax: 1 (917) 367-5106 
E-mail : comtrade@un.org

 



 
 
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Your present account does not give you access to Advanced analysis, Raw data download and Options modules.
To access the full version, please see the table below and consult the subscription options and fees.
 
Features Registered users
(free)
Registered users
(subscription)
Quick search: Data at the national tariff line level on tariffs applied by more than 190 importing countries and basic comparative statistics.
Non-tariff measures, such as technical regulations, SPS and custom formalities, trade remedies as well as rules and certificates of origin.
yes yes
Advanced analysis: Comparative analysis of multiple products, markets and suppliers as well as reduction simulations for applied tariffs and bound rates. no yes
Raw data download: Download of large datasets. no yes
Country analysis: Tariff averages for broad economic sectors; tariff&trade indicators; trade agreements over time. yes yes
Options: User- defined product and country groups, selectionof default setting such the AVE methodology. no yes
Support materials: User guide, glossary, video tutorials and useful links yes yes
   
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