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

Standards and Trade Development Facility

The  Standards and Trade Development Facility  seeks to assist developing countries in...

Enhanced Integrated Framework

The EIF is a multi-donor programme, which supports LDCs to increase their participation in the...

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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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UN ESCAP analyses DFQF market access for Asia Pacific LDCs

The trade outlook for Asia-Pacific LDCs and the DFQF market access schemes available for them...

STDF deadline for new funding proposals

The STDF aims to allocate at least 40 percent of project grant resources...

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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Exports by LDCs declined in 2014

In 2014, LDCs registered a negative merchandise export growth of -1.5 % (in current prices)....

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...