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

GATS: Increasing LDC participation through negotiated specific commitments (Art. IV:1)

The GATS provides that special priority shall be given to the LDC Members in the implementation...

Provisions for LDCs in the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)

T he creation of the GATS was one of the landmark achievements of the Uruguay Round, whose results...

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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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Cambodia to certify origin of rice exported to the EU under EBA

Amidst increasing concerns by the European Union about the origin of rice exported by Cambodia,...

EIF: Enhancing LDCs' self-reliance

In an interview to Afrique en Ligne EIF's Executive Secretary, Mr. Ratnakar Adhikari,...

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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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Compendium of trade-related ISMs for LDCs

A document with background information about relevant trade-related ISMs is being prepared to...

Survey Results

Surveys on trade-related support measures contained in the various WTO commitments made in favour...

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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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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...