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News from the WTO: China renews its contribution to the LDC and Accessions Programme

1 December 2020.  The government of China has pledged to renew its contribution of USD 500,000 (CHF 451,500) to the WTO’s Least Developed Countries...

News from the WTO: rules of origin for LDCs – meeting of the Committee...

13 November 2020. At its biannual meeting, the WTO Committee on Rules of Origin addressed the implementation of the Nairobi Decision on Preferential Rules...

Market access for products and services of export interest to LDCs – New note...

23 October 2020.  The WTO has released its annual note on trends in trade and market access conditions of the 47 LDCs. In addition to...

TRIPS transition period for LDCs: update on 20 October 2020

20 October 2020. At the meeting of the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) on 15-16 October 2020, WTO members discussed,...

Communication from Chad on behalf of the LDC Group on an Extension of the...

1 October 2020. Chad, on behalf of the LDC members of the WTO, has presented a proposal to the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual...

Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures (SCM) and related decisions

The Agreement on SCM disciplines the use of subsidies, and it regulates the actions countries can take to counter the effects of subsidies. Article 3...

LDCs in the Agreement on Trade-Related Investment Measures (TRIMs) and related decisions

The Agreement on TRIMS prohibits members from applying certain types of investment measures, including those inconsistent with the principle of national treatment, quantitative restrictions,...

LDCs in the Agreement on Agriculture and related decisions

LDCs were exempt from undertaking reduction commitments under all 3 pillars of the Agreement – market access, domestic support, export competition – in...

LDCs in the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)

See here for market access provisions and the services waiver The GATS provides that special priority shall be given to the LDC Members in the...

The need to extend the WTO TRIPS pharmaceuticals transition period for LDCs in the...

27 August 2020.  CDP Policy Review No. 10 By Daniel Gay and Kevin Gallagher. Bangladesh is one of the most successful least developed countries (LDCs)....

WTO/EIF – Trade impacts of LDC graduation: country-specific analyses

24 July 2020. A new report by the WTO and the EIF analyses the impacts of graduation on market access in the 12 LDCs...

Papers and reports on graduation

Recent papers, reports, blogs on LDC graduation by UN system entities and others Rahman, M. and D. Bhattacharya (2020), "Sustainable Graduation: International Support Measures for Graduating LDCs", International...