Authors Posts by Gabriella Scelta

Gabriella Scelta

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

The Eurasian Customs Union, consisting of the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan and Belarus, has established an LDC-specific GSP scheme. The scheme entered into force on...

Preferential Market Access: India’s Duty Free Tariff Preference Scheme for LDCs

India's duty free scheme for LDCs came into effect on 13 August 2008. The scheme was revised in 2014 and import duties are being...

Preferential Market Access: Thailand GSP

Since April 2015, Thailand grants LDCs DFQF market access for a large number of products under its LDC-specific preferential trade scheme. The scheme covers...

Preferential Market Access – Norway GSP

Norway provides DFQF market access for imports from LDCs under its GSP scheme. The first Norwegian GSP scheme came into place in 1971. DFQF...

Preferential Market Access: New Zealand GSP

New Zealand introduced its DFQF scheme for LDCs in July 2001. The scheme is part of New Zealand's GSP, which first came into force...

Standards and Trade Development Facility

The Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) seeks to assist developing countries in building their capacity to analyze and employ international standards, guidelines and recommendations and...

Preferential Market Access – European Union Everything But Arms Initiative

The "Everything But Arms" (EBA) initiative, introduced in 2001 under the EU's GSP scheme, grants LDCs duty-and quota-free access for almost all products (as the programme's...

Customs Valuation Agreement

The WTO Customs Valuation Agreement aims to establish a fair, uniform and neutral system for the valuation of goods for customs purposes. The special...

International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)

ITTO is an intergovernmental organization promoting the conservation and sustainable management, use and trade of tropical forest resources. Its members represent about 80% of...

Dispute Settlement Understanding: special provisions for LDCs

Article 24 of the WTO Dispute Settlement Understanding (DSU) sets out Special Procedures Involving Least-Developed Country Members. Article 24.1 requires that Members exercise "due restraint" when launching disputes...

Preferential Market Access – Chile

Since 28 February 2014, LDCs are granted Duty-Free, Quota-Free market access by Chile. The QFDF scheme covers all products except for wheat, wheat flour...

Provisions for LDCs in the Understanding on the Balance-of-Payments Provisions of...

Under the rules of the WTO, any trade restriction taken by a Member must be consistent or in compliance with the rules of the...