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Preferential market access for services and service suppliers

The main LDC-specific market access preferences in services are those granted under the decision adopted by WTO Members in 2011 known as the “services...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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: 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:...

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...

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...

The impact of Brexit on the least developed countries

The United Kingdom vote in June 2016 to leave the European Union will have major implications for developing economies, according to a report from the Overseas...

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...