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

Enhanced Integrated Framework

The EIF is a multi-donor programme, which supports LDCs to be more active players in the global...

Accession to WTO

The terms for acceding to the WTO Members are laid out in Article XII of the Marrakesh...

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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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Bangladesh receives assistance from Canada to enhance DFQF benefits

Canada offers an extended assistance package to Bangladesh, in order to optimise the use of the...

World Bank Group and WTO team up to enable Trade Facilitation

The World Bank Group and the WTO have decided to increase their collaboration in the context of...

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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Six LDCs have acceded to the WTO

As of 26 June 2014, six LDCs have acceded to the WTO.  Eight other LDCs are in the process of...

Update on donor contributions to the EIF

April 30, 2014 - EIF donor countries delivered on their promises made at the high-level conference...

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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...