Certain regional trade agreements contain special provisions for LDCs, including longer or delayed implementation periods, more favourable rules of origin, and others (click on the links for more information on LDC-specific provisions for each):

Resources and references:

  1. Asian Regional Integration Center
  2. UNESCAP Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Agreement Database
  3. WTO Regional Trade Agreements Database
  4. Global Preferential Trade Agreements Database
  5. The African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement – what is expected of LDCs in terms of trade liberalisation?” By Trudi Hartzenberg

Last updated: August 26 2019