Authors Posts by Marcia Tavares

Marcia Tavares

Vanuatu’s smooth transition strategy

23 September 2020. Vanuatu is scheduled to graduate from the LDC category in December 2020.  Extensive national consultations have taken place over the past...

UNCDF’s Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility (LoCAL)

The Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility, also known as LoCAL aims to build climate change–resilient communities in developing and least developed countries.  Designed and hosted...

2020 Annual Ministerial Meeting of LDCs

The Annual Ministerial Meeting of LDCs took place virtually on September 17, 2020, with the objective of providing "strategic guidance for the last year of implementation...

Trade Policy Review Mechanism

The Trade Policy Review Mechanism was established as a means to enhance transparency on the trade policies of WTO members. All members are subject...

Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures (SCM) and related decisions

The Agreement on SCM disciplines the use of subsidies, and it regulates the actions countries can take to counter the effects of subsidies. Article 3...

LDCs in the Agreement on Trade-Related Investment Measures (TRIMs) and related...

The Agreement on TRIMS prohibits members from applying certain types of investment measures, including those inconsistent with the principle of national treatment, quantitative restrictions,...

LDCs in the Agreement on Agriculture and related decisions

LDCs were exempt from undertaking reduction commitments under all 3 pillars of the Agreement – market access, domestic support, export competition – in...

LDCs in the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)

See here for market access provisions and the services waiver The GATS provides that special priority shall be given to the LDC Members in the...

GATT – Higher levels of tariff protection

See here for market access provisions Art. XXXVI of the GATT, which lays done the principles of objectives of the agreement, refers to the special challenges of...

LDC graduation: what you need to know about the CDP’s 2021...

14 September 2020. In February 2021, the Committee for Development Policy (CDP) will hold its triennial review of the LDC category.  Among other tasks,...

Preparing for graduation: meeting in Lao PDR ahead of CDP Triennial...

11 September 2020. In February 2021, the Committee for Development Policy (CDP) will hold its triennial review of the LDC category.  Lao PDR is...

The need to extend the WTO TRIPS pharmaceuticals transition period for...

27 August 2020.  CDP Policy Review No. 10 By Daniel Gay and Kevin Gallagher. Bangladesh is one of the most successful least developed countries (LDCs)....