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Keyword: Preferential Trade

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 retroactivity, from January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2020. Shortly after...

New European Union report on the effects of its trade schemes on promoting development

A new report by the European Union (EU) on its trade schemes assesses the effects of the three-pronged Generalized System of Preference (GSP), which grants preferential market access in varying degrees to developing countries...

Managing graduation from the LDC category: The case of the Maldives’ fish exports

by Matthias Bruckner* When the Maldives approached graduation from the least developed country (LDC) category in the 2000s, the impact of graduation on market access for fish products moved to the forefront of the debate....

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 for 3 months. He went to the embassy to apply...

Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER Plus) – delayed tariff reductions for LDCs

The Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER Plus), which came into force in 2017, is a trade agreement covering goods, services, investment, labour, sanitary and phytosanitary measures and other issues. It includes a...

Do relaxed rules of origin boost LDC exports?

by Matthias Bruckner* At the last WTO Ministerial, held in Nairobi from 15-19 December 2015, WTO Members agreed on new guidelines for preferential rules of origin for LDCs. These guidelines (text available here) go beyond...