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LDC Project: Implementation Status

  • DESA is currently designing surveys addressed to donors, the WTO, trading partners and LDCs on the availability and awareness of the benefits associated with LDC status and the degree to which beneficiary countries are taking advantage of such benefits.
  • In February this year an expert group meeting was organized by the CDP Secretariat and hosted by the WTO, in Geneva, to discuss the content and implementation process of the surveys. Experts from LDCs, trading partners and international organizations all agreed on the usefulness of these surveys.
  • Detailed Briefing notes have been prepared on the implementation of the trade-related surveys. (English, French)
  • As part of the ongoing Development Account project activities, a training workshop on trade-related international support measures for least developed countries (LDCs) was held on 28-29 June, in Geneva. With the assistance of the CDP Secretariat, resource persons and experts from WTO and the International Trade Center (ITC), participants from LDCs worked on providing responses to a detailed technical survey addressed to LDCs on special and differential treatment regarding WTO disciplines and market access.
  • On 9-10 August a training workshop on trade-related international support measures for French speaking LDC WTO Members will be held, in Geneva. With the assistance of the CDP Secretariat, resource persons and experts from WTO and the International Trade Center (ITC), participants from French speaking LDCs will work on providing responses to a detailed technical survey addressed to LDCs on special and differential treatment regarding WTO disciplines and market access.
  • On 11-12 August a peer review workshop will be held, in Geneva to discuss the first draft responses of English speaking LDC/WTO Members. The CDP Secretariat will again benefit from the assistance of resource persons and experts from WTO and the International Trade Center (ITC).
  • On 23-24 September a peer review workshop will be held in Geneva, to discuss the first draft responses of French speaking LDC/WTO Members. The surveys will be discussed by respondents and reviewed by experts and officials from the CDP Secretariat, ITC and WTO.

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