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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,...

ePing – How to track changes in international trade rules and regulations online

A blog post by the USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub highlights the need for an electronic notification system to track changes in...

ePing – SPS and TBT notifications and alert system

Governments establish product requirements to achieve policy objectives such as the protection of human health or the environment. The WTO SPS and TBT Agreements try to ensure that...

Advisory Centre on WTO Law (ACWL)

The ACWL was established in 2001 to provide developing countries and Least Developed Countries with the legal capacity necessary to enable them to take...

Provisions for LDCs in the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS...

The TRIPS Agreement covers copyright and related rights (i.e. the rights of performers, producers of sound recordings and broadcasting organizations); trademarks including service marks; geographical indications including appellations of origin; industrial designs;...

Preferential Market Access- Australia GSP

Australia provides for DFQF market access for imports from LDCs under its GSP scheme since 2003. All products are covered by the scheme.  Utilization by...

Preferential Market Access – Norway GSP

Norway provides DFQF market access for imports from LDCs under its GSP scheme. The first Norwegian GSP scheme came into place in 1971. DFQF...

Standards and Trade Development Facility

The Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) seeks to assist developing countries in building their capacity to analyze and employ international standards, guidelines and recommendations and...

TRIPS Agreement: waiver from notification requirements for issuing compulsory licenses for exports of pharmaceutical...

Article 31(f) of the TRIPS Agreement states products made under compulsory licensing must be "predominantly for the supply of the domestic market". Paragraph 6...

Customs Valuation Agreement: Reservation Concerning Minimum Values (Annex III: 2)

Annex III: 2 of the Customs Valuation Agreement allowed developing countries which valued goods on the basis of officially established minimum values to make a reservation...

GATS Article IV – Increasing Participation of Developing Countries and contact points

The General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) provides that special priority shall be given to the least-developed countries in the efforts to increase...

Customs Valuation Agreement: special consideration to requests by LDCs

The WTO Customs Valuation Agreement aims to establish a fair, uniform and neutral system for the valuation of goods for customs purposes. The special...