Trade Navigator Europe

Every country has lots of rules and taxes on imported goods. Trade navigator provides an easy way to find out everything you need to know about importing rules, applied to Cyprus exports.

Main page with map
Home screen with the heatmap. Countries filled with darker colors have more barriers or higher taxes.

Problems and goals

While working with the Navigator, a user may want to know data, across lots of countries, goods, taxes, and barrier types. So the main problem was to build clear navigation, which will minimize ways to get lost.

Main data sets, should be provided by the Navigator (based on typical product use cases):

Solution

Users can navigate through different lists of barriers, with Chose Country and Choose Product menus placed at the top of the screen.

The navigation provides quick access to the barrier list for specific goods in a country. Users can easily navigate through different data types, such as statistics and tax tariffs. Applied filters are always on a conspicuous place on the screen, so the user always knows what affects the barriers list on the screen and can quickly fix or completely change the selection.

Overview screen for specific goods (Honey) on a particular market (China).

The interface provides an easy way to get specific kinds of lists, such as “all economic barriers for Cyprus export on a particular market”.

List of all non-tariff barriers for Cyprus export in the world.

The navigation with the filters panel at the top and data type menu in the sidebar is straightforward at use, and it has good scaling potential in case of changing or adding new data types and filtering options.

I came up with this navigation for one of my previous projects — Export Statistics of Russian Regions for the ITI. It has got very positive feedback, so the Navigator is the third project where I use same navigation wireframe, with minor improvements.

The system has a catalog of trade restriction types (UNCAD classification). The user can send a message about mistakes in the system database. The user interface has mobile and desktop versions.

I worked on the project during my occupation in the Infographer studio in 2018. I collaborated with economy experts from the ITI company, who helped me to reveal typical use cases of the product.