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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...

CDP Member Debapriya Bhattacharya on TRIPS, LDCs, graduation

On July 10, CDP member Debapriya Bhattacharya held a conversation with media on the WTO decision on the extension of the Trade Related Aspects...

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...

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...

The road to LDC graduation in Timor-Leste

June 2021.  By Daniel Gay. The Covid-19 crisis hit Timor-Leste harder than many countries. The economy shrank 6.5% in 2020 according to the United Nations....

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...

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.

EIF Aid for Trade Stocktaking Event 2021: LDC focused sessions

10 March 2021.  Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) and partners are holding the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Aid for Trade Stocktaking Event from 23 to 25...

ODA and Aid for Trade in LDCs in the context of COVID-19 – new...

15 February 2021. "There is a growing consensus that Official Development Assistance (ODA) alone won’t be enough to help least developed countries (LDCs) recover...

LDCs at the WTO: Proposals for extension of LDC support measures for a period...

11 December 2020. Two proposals were submitted recently by the LDC group at the WTO seek the extension of LDC support measures under the...

WTO webinar and documents on COVID-19 and LDC graduation

8 December 2020. The WTO LDC Group held a webinar on 8 December 2020 to discuss the trade and health impacts of COVID-19 on...