Authors Posts by Namsuk Kim

Namsuk Kim

United States GSP extended to 2020

On Friday, March 23, 2018, the President signed into law H.R. 1625, the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018,” which extended Generalized System of Preference with...

Support for LDCs with extreme vulnerability – assisting Tuvalu

March 23, 2018. Tuvalu was identified as eligible for graduation from the list of LDCs in 2012, based on its high levels of per...

New European Union report on the effects of its trade schemes...

February 7, 2018. A new report by the European Union (EU) on its trade schemes assesses the effects of the three-pronged Generalized System of...

A landlocked LDC’s approach to the global market: Bhutan’s IT service...

Business at Thimphu Tech Park has been blooming in the last couple of years. “We struggled to attract businesses for the first few years....

Progress in LDCs hinges on access to modern energy

A recent study by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), “The Least Developed Countries Report 2017: Transformational Energy Access”, reports that expanding...

What benefit? Preferential treatment to services and services suppliers of LDCs

A Nepalese doctor in Kathmandu received an invitation letter from a hospital abroad to join a special research team as a short term consultant...

Trade Facilitation Agreement, Special and Differential Treatment for LDCs

Section II of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) contains special and differential treatment (SDT) provisions that allow LDCs to determine their own implementation schedule...