Export Promotion and the WTO

A Brief Guide

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This study focuses on export promotion schemes that developing countries may use without violating international trade rules. It examines the rules themselves – the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures for industrial goods and the Agreement on Agriculture for agricultural products – and looks at schemes currently in place in the developing world.



Analysis of certain types of frequently used export promotion schemes

The following contains an overview of some of the most frequently used tools for export promotion schemes. In light of WTO and multilateral trade rules, an examination is also required as to the parameters within which these schemes can be legally used.


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