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Special treatment under WTO rules

LDCs that are members of the WTO benefit from special considerations in their implementation of WTO agreements. Special and differential treatment (S&D) provisions for...

WTO “cotton days”

Cotton, the soft and fluffy fibre that grows in bolls, is one of the world’s leading agricultural crops. It is also a commodity of...

Agreement on Agriculture: Recognition of interests in negotiations (Article 20 & the Preamble):

The Agreement on Agriculture (AoA) initiates a reform process aimed at establishing a "fair and market-oriented agricultural trading system" through negotiations on market access, domestic...

Agreement on Agriculture: Fewer notification obligations in domestic support (G/AG/2):

The scope of the notification requirements under the Agreement on Agriculture covers five areas: (1) market access; (2) domestic support; (3) export subsidies; (4)...

Agreement on Agriculture: Provisions for LDCs

The Agreement on Agriculture was negotiated in the 1986–94 Uruguay Round and is a significant first step towards fairer competition and a less distorted...

Agreement on Agriculture: Exemption from reduction commitments (Article 15.2):

Pursuant to Article 15.2 of the AoA, least-developed country Members shall not be required to undertake reduction commitments.   In the market access pillar, this...

Notifications by LDCs on domestic support on agriculture (article 18.3)

During the period 1 January 1995 to 31 August 2012, the following LDCs notified the Committee of Agriculture on the extent of agricultural domestic...

Reporting under article 16.2 of the AoA

During the period January 2011 -November 2012, the following members of the WTO notified the Committee on Agriculture on the follow up of the...

ESCAP publication on implementation of Bali package by LDCs

In a new publication, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAPE)discusses the implementation of the Bali package, and provides background information and...

Enhancing SPS capacity in Uganda: the role of technical assistance

In recent years, Uganda received technical and/or financial assistance to enhance the country's overall SPS capacity. The country had several of its main exports...