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A landlocked LDC’s approach to the global market: Bhutan’s IT service park

Business at Thimphu Tech Park has been blooming in the last couple of years. “We struggled to attract businesses for the first few years. There were only two people sitting in this four-story building...

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...

Preferential treatment to services and services suppliers

The 8th Ministerial Conference of the WTO adopted on 17 December 2011 the Decision on preferential treatment to services and services suppliers of LDCs (WT/L/847).  The decision exempts WTO members from the obligation of...

GATS: Establishment of Contact Points (Article IV.2)

The GATS provides that special priority shall be given to the least-developed country Members in the implementation of Article IV: 1 and 2. (Article IV: 3). Article IV: 2 provides that developed country Members, and...

GATS: Technical assistance by WTO Secretariat (Article XXV.2)

Article XXV on Technical cooperation, paragraph 2, states that technical assistance to developing countries shall be provided at the multilateral level by the Secretariat and shall be decided upon by the Council for Trade...

GATS: Technical assistance by WTO Members

Pursuant to paragraph 2(v) of the Decision on Measures in Favour of Least-Developed Countries, Least-developed countries shall be accorded substantially increased technical assistance in the development, strengthening and diversification of their production and export...

Provisions for LDCs in the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)

The creation of the GATS was one of the landmark achievements of the Uruguay Round, whose results entered into force in January 1995. The GATS was inspired by essentially the same objectives as its...

GATS: Increasing LDC participation through negotiated specific commitments (Art. IV:1)

The GATS provides that special priority shall be given to the LDC Members in the implementation of Article IV: 1 & 2. (Article IV: 3). Article IV:1 states that the increasing participation of developing countries...

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...

LDC exports of services

Source of data: UnctadStat online database LDC exports of commercial services have grown in value in recent years. Exports reached US$25 billion in 2011 and corresponded to 0.6 per cent of the world's exports of...