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LDCs University Consortium on Climate Change – LUCCC

The Least Developed Countries Universities Consortium on Climate Change (LUCCC) is a south-south, long-term capacity-building programme involving universities in LDCs. Its main purpose is to increase the capacity of LDCs to build their own...

Key trade-related support measures for Uganda

Project activities are focusing on support measures which are already being used, or have the potential of being used to address limitations faced by producers of priority exporter. Subsequently, institutional constraints in using these...

Customs Valuation Agreement: Reservation Concerning Sequential Order of Articles 5 & 6 (Annex III:...

In contrast with the special provisions under Article 20.1, 20.2, Annex III: 1 & Annex III: 2, Annex III:3 & 4 are permanent exceptions if Members consented to the reservation. The importer may request the...

SPS Agreement: Technical Assistance By WTO Members (Art. 9)

Under Article 9, Members agree to facilitate the provision of technical assistance to other Members, especially developing county Members, either bilaterally or through the appropriate international organizations.  Such assistance may be, inter alia, in...

Preferential Market Access: Morocco’s preferential treatment for LDCs

Since 1 January 2001, Morocco grants duty free access to 33 African LDCs on 61 products. Utilization by LDCs: In 2016, Morocco imported merchandise goods amounting to a total of US$ 125.5 million from African LDCs....

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...

Training and technical assistance by the WTO Secretariat

The WTO Secretariat holds regular training sessions on trade policy in Geneva. In addition, it organizes about 500 technical cooperation activities annually, including seminars and workshops in various countries and courses in Geneva. LDCs benefit...

TRIPS priority needs

As of March 11, 2013, seven LDCs have submitted to the TRIPS Council their priority needs for technical and financial assistance for  the implementation of the TRIPS Agreement. The countries are as follows: Year Country Document reference 2012 Mali IP/C/W/575 2011 Senegal IP/C/W/555 2010 Tanzania IP/C/W/552 2010 Rwanda IP/C/W/548;...

A toolkit for LDC graduation

In the next 5-10 years up to 16 least developed countries  (LDCs) may either graduate or be scheduled for graduation from the LDC category. Research conducted by the Committee for Development Policy (CDP) Secretariat/UN-Department...

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 Development Institute (ODI). Least developed countries (LDCs) will be particularly affected,...

Ugandans engage in new ePing training activities

From 29 February to 1 March, the Ministry of Trade of Uganda, with funding from United States Agency for International Development (USAID), organizes a capacity development training on the electronic ePing export notification toolkit...

A new approach to economic development in LDCs

For the first time a method of analyzing economic development pioneered by Professor Justin Lin, former Chief Economist at the World Bank, has been applied to a least developed country (LDC). The method, known...