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Special treatment under WTO rules

LDCs that are members of the WTO benefit from special considerations in their implementation of WTO agreements. Special and differential treatment (S&D) provisions for...

Technical assistance under WTO Agreements

Several WTO Agreements contain provisions on technical assistance to LDCs: General Agreement on Trade in Services:Technical assistance by WTO Secretariat in the Preparation &...

What LDC graduation will mean for Bangladesh’s drugs industry

  Bangladesh’s pharmaceutical industry is unique among least developed countries (LDCs). Driven by active government policies, output has grown a thousand times since 1982, to...

WIPO Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)

The PCT is an international treaty, administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), between more than 140 Paris Convention countries. The PCT makes...

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

The TRIPS Agreement, which came into effect on 1 January 1995, is to date the most comprehensive multilateral agreement on intellectual property. The areas...

TRIPS Agreement: Paragraph 6 system

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

WTO drugs patent waiver for LDCs extended until 2033

On 6 November 2015, the World Trade Organization (WTO) Council decided to extend the exemption for LDC WTO members to implement provisions of the TRIPS agreement...

Global experts letter on LDC extension of transition period in TRIPS Agreement

(May 2013) Over 130 academics from around the world have signed a letter supporting the unconditional extension of the transition period within which Least...

Medecins Sans Frontieres and LDCs

(Archives, May 2013) Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) is voicing its support to the extension of the transition period for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs)...

UNAIDS and UNDP on the extension of TRIPS transition period for LDCs

On 26 February 2013, the joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and United Nations Developed Program (UNDP) and  published a Issue Brief on TRIPS trasition...