Trade Related Measures

The international support measures related to international trade available for LDCs are provided through the special treatment accorded in the WTO agreements as well as by certain bilateral and regional trade agreements.

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Preferential Market Access: Russian Federation, Kazakhstan and Belarus (Eurasian Customs Union)

The Eurasian Customs Union, consisting of the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan and Belarus has...

Preferential treatment to merchandise exports

Developed and many developing countries provide preferential access for LDCs, allowing...

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Margin of preferences and LDC export performance

by Matthias Bruckner * Preferential market access is a major support measure available to...

Exports of LDCs to drop after 2018

by Matthias Bruckner* Better integrating LDCs into world markets is a long standing objective...

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CDP Secretariat shares project experience during European Development Days

On 15 June, the CDP Secretariat participated as a panelist in a side-event 'Leaving no-one...

DESA/WTO/ITC info session on ePing notification alert system

On 13 June (from 4 to 6 pm), DESA, WTO and ITC presented the ePing TBT-SPS notification alert...

ISM in the spotlight ISM in the spotlight

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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Merchandise imports from LDCs by the Eurasian Customs Union

The Eurasian Customs Union, consisting of the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan and Belarus has...

Overview of China’s duty-free, quota-free market access programme for LDCs

The Chinese duty-free, quota-free (DFQF) market access programme entered into force on 1 July 2010...

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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

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Posh Raj Pandey

  Dr. Pandey has been working on issues of international trade and economic...

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...

Rajan Sudesh Ratna, UN ESCAP

Rajan Sudesh Ratna – Economic Affairs Officer at the Trade and Investment Division at the United...

Elizabeth Tamale, Deputy Commissioner, Uganda Ministry of Tourism, Trade & Industry

Elizabeth Tamale - Deputy Commissioner, in charge of WTO activities in the Ministry of Tourism,...

Peter Lunenborg, South Centre

Peter Lunenborg - Researcher South Centre and consultant for UN DESA. Specialised in research...