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.

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Provisions for LDCs in the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement)

The TRIPS Agreement, which came into effect on 1 January 1995, is to date the most comprehensive...

Preferential Market Access - Norway GSP

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

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Exports of LDCs to drop after 2018

Better integrating LDCs into world markets is a long standing objective of the international...

US GSP is renewed to 2017

On 25 June 2015, US Congress passed the Trade Preferences Extension Act, and subsequently on 29...

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Eleven WTO members met target to notify preferential measures for LDC services by July 31

Canada, Australia, Norway, Korea, China, Hong Kong SAR, Taiwan Province of China, Singapore, New...

Ireland supports LDC participation in Tenth WTO Ministerial Conference

Ireland announced that it will contribute to several trade-related technical assistance...

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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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Expansion of Korea’s DFQF market access for LDCs

The Republic of Korea provides DFQF market access for imports from LDCs since the entry of force...

Merchandise imports from LDCs by the Republic of Korea

Merchandise imports from LDCs by the Republic of Korea have increased substantially over the last...

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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...
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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

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...