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Preferential Market Access: Morocco’s preferential treatment for LDCs

Since 1 January 2001, Morocco grants duty free access to 33 African LDCs on 61 products. Utilization by LDCs: In 2016, Morocco imported merchandise goods amounting to a total of US$ 125.5 million from African LDCs....

GATS: Technical Cooperation in Telecommunications with Developed Countries (6.d)

In the GATS Annex on Telecommunications, paragraph 6(d) it is agreed that "members shall give special consideration to opportunities for the least-developed countries to encourage foreign suppliers of telecommunications services to assist in the...

Technical Assistance by WTO: Provisions for LDCs

Technical cooperation is an area of WTO work that is devoted to helping LDCs operate successfully in the multilateral trading system. The objective is to help build the necessary institutions and to train officials....

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 article provides LDCs with an exemption from reducing their bound...

A toolkit for LDC graduation

In the next 5-10 years up to 16 least developed countries  (LDCs) may either graduate or be scheduled for graduation from the LDC category. Research conducted by the Committee for Development Policy (CDP) Secretariat/UN-Department...

UNDESA organizes a workshop to review project outcomes and design implementation strategies in Uganda,...

On 17 to 21 November, UNDESA organized a number of workshop meetings in Geneva to discuss the findings of recent project activities related to institutional capacity building in the use of trade-related International Support...

Lesotho and Rwanda among the ten most competitive economies in Sub-Saharan Africa

Two Least Developed Countries (LDCs) feature in the top ten list of most competitive Sub Saharan economies: Rwanda and Lesotho. This list is published in the Global Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum....

Horticulture Productivity and Trade Development

Project Name:  Horticulture Productivity and Trade Development Implementing Institutions: International Trade Center, Ministry of Trade, Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security Main Donors: EIF Trust Fund Partners:  Duration: February 2013 – December 2015 Objectives: The objective of the project is to build capacity of...

Second Private Sector Competitiveness and Economic Diversification Project

Project Name: Second Private Sector Competitiveness and Economic Diversification Project Implementing Institutions: Ministry of Trade and Industry Main Donors: World Bank Duration: October 2013 – April 2019 Objectives: The development objective of the Second Private Sector Competitiveness and Economic Diversification Project for Lesotho...

Smallholder Agriculture Development Project

Project Name: Smallholder Agriculture Development Project Implementing Institutions: Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, IFAD Main Donors: World Bank Objectives:  The objective of the Smallholder Agriculture Development Project is to increase marketed output among project beneficiaries in Lesotho's smallholder agriculture sector....