Tags Regional Trade Agreements

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New on the EIF’s Trade4Development: AfCFTA; LDCs in the global trade turmoil; improved assistance...

The AfCFTA: a free trade area and a flagship project of the African Union, by Trudi Hartzenberg (November 20, 2019) Poorest countries caught in the...

The African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement – what is expected of LDCs in...

The fifty-five member states of the Africa Union (AU) are establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to create a single continent-wide market...

African Continental Free Trade Area

*Extracted from The African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement – what is expected of LDCs in terms of trade liberalisation?" By Trudi Hartzenberg, Executive...

Special treatment under regional agreements

Certain regional trade agreements contain special provisions for LDCs, including longer or delayed implementation periods, more favourable rules of origin, and others (click on...

Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER Plus)

The Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER Plus) launched in Tonga on 14 June 2017. The trade agreement, covering goods, services, investment, labour,...

Global System of Trade Preferences among Developing Countries

The Global System of Trade Preferences among Developing Countries (GSTP) aims at promoting trade among developing countries. There are 42 country members of GSTP,...

Asia Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA)

The Asia Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA), previously the Bangkok Agreement, is a preferential tariff arrangement that aims at promoting intra-regional trade through the exchange...

South Asian Free Trade Area

The South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA) is the free trade arrangement of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). The agreement came...

Utilization of Preferences

An increasing share of LDC exports of goods enters developed countries' markets duty-free due to preferences originated in LDC status as well as in...

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...