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 treatment to merchandise exports

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

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

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

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Margin of preferences and LDC export performance

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

Building institutional capacity in the use of trade-related International Support Measures

The document on the project "Building institutional capacity in the use of trade-related...

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Liberia and Afghanistan to join the WTO

The accession packages for Liberia’s and Afghanistan’s membership to the WTO have been officially...

Briefing on capacity building project for addressing institutional constraints in accessing ISMs and the ePing toolkit

The CDP Secretariat briefed delegates on the results of its capacity building project on removing...

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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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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...