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Securing climate-compatible trade for the most vulnerable countries

Event on October 29. "Achieving the SDGs will only be possible if we align climate and trade policy in a way that works for...

The challenge of services growth in least developed countries

Daniel Gay In Maseru, the capital of Lesotho, a roadside stall sells drinks, fruit and mobile phone top-up cards. Half a dozen pairs of trousers...

The need directly to target sustainable productive capacity in least developed countries

30 July 2021. By Daniel Gay. Covid-19 uncovered an uncomfortable truth. International support for least developed countries (LDCs), though welcome and contributing to some success,...

WTO members agree to extend TRIPS transition period for LDCs until 1 July 2034

30 June 2021. From the WTO: WTO members agreed to extend until 1 July 2034 the deadline for least developed countries (LDCs) to protect intellectual...

UNCTAD/EIF on Trade and Gender in LDCs

29 June 2021. A joint UNCTAD-EIF publication discusses the gender implications of international trade and regional/global economic integration in the LDCs. It examines the socio-economic...

New Zealand donates CHF 50,000 for LDC participation in WTO Ministerial Conference

29 June 2021. WTO: New Zealand is contributing CHF 50,000 to help the least-developed countries (LDCs) within the WTO membership participate in the 12th WTO...

State of the LDCs 2021: Building back better in response to COVID-19

24 May 2021. The State of the Least Developed Countries 2021 report is a comprehensive assessment of where the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) stand a...

Underutilization of trade preferences by LDCs: new note by WTO secretariat

The fifth in a series of notes prepared by the WTO secretariat for the Committee on Rules of Origin, this new note analyses underutilization...

New EIF Policy Brief Series on LDCs and trade

7 May 2021. How can LDCs ensure trade contributes to their economic growth?  The Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) has launched a new Policy Brief series...

Smooth transition for graduating LDCs under the EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

4 May 2021. Daniel Gay.  It is widely accepted that least developed countries (LDCs) leaving the category need special measures to smooth the transition....

WTO members discuss downturn in LDC trade, role of trade in eradicating poverty

21 April 2021. From the WTO: "An analysis of least-developed countries’ (LDCs) trade flows in 2020, presented to WTO members at a meeting of...

South Centre event, 9 April 2021: Securing extension of the WTO TRIPS transition period...

This webinar will discuss why the request by LDC members is just, legitimate and permissible under WTO rules.  More information and registration here.