Trade Related Measures

The international support measures related to international trade available for LDCsLeast Developed Countries are provided through the special treatment accorded in the WTOWorld Trade Organization agreements as well as by certain bilateral and regional trade agreements.

Trade Related ISMs Trade Related ISMs

Preferential Market Access - Norway GSP

Norway provides DFQF market access for imports from LDCs under its GSP scheme. The first...

Preferential Market Access: New Zealand GSP

New Zealand introduced its DFQF scheme for LDCs in July 2001. The scheme is part of New...

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Assessing the accession: highlights of Lao’s package

  On 2 February 2013, Lao People's Democratic Republic became the latest LDC to join the...

LDCs to keep DFQF benefits in Canada

The Canadian Government announced major changes to its General Preferential Tariff, its GSP scheme...

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China supports LDC accession to the WTO

In the context of the WTO’s LDCs and Accession Programme, also called the China programme, the...

China announces 97 per cent DFQF treatment for LDC imports

The president of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, announced that China will grant...

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SPOTLIGHT: Improving DFQF for LDCs

Paving the way for increased participation of LDCs in world trade requires effective market access. A step in the right direction was taken at the Hong Kong Ministerial Conference (in 2005) when WTO Members agreed to the DFQF Decision. Since then, concrete progress has been made in providing DFQF...

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LDC exports declined in 2014

LDC merchandise exports declined by 1.5  per cent  in 2014 (in current prices). The...

G20 Aid for Trade commitments to LDCs increase after 2011-2012 setback

The Aid for Trade commitments to LDCs from G20 member states have increased substantially,...

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SPOTLIGHT: Improving the utilization of DFQF for LDCs

Although all LDCs are potentially able to benefit from the DFQF market access schemes offered by...
Preferential Market Access

Smooth transition under Norway's GSP

This is important information. However, there is something it is not clear to me. How much longer...
Preferential Market Access - Norway GSP

Experts in the spotlight Experts in the spotlight

Sainabou Taal, Consultant

Sainabou Taal is a trade expert with professional experience at the governmental level as well as...

Jacquiline Pimer, Consultant

Expert and consultant on trade law issues. Currently Acting Executive Director for the East...

Serafino Marchese, WTO

Serafino Marchese - Heads the WTO Training and Capacity-Building Section of the Institute for...

Enrique Sierra, Consultant

Enrique Sierra - Consultant and former Senior Adviser on Export Quality Management at ITC...

Mia Mikic, UN ESCAP

Mia Mikic – Economic Affairs Officer at the Trade and Investment Division at the United...