Least Developed Countries and Trade

Challenges of Implementing the Bali Package

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After more than a decade of negotiations, the Ninth Ministerial Conference, held in Bali in 2013, brought reprieve for the Doha Development Agenda (DDA). The Ministerial Declaration that was agreed on, known as “Bali Package”, intends to help streamline trade procedures through trade facilitation measures as well as provide developing countries with more options on food security. The objective Is to boost least developed countries (LDC) trade through special provisions known as “LDC Package”, which comprises two parts. Part I relates to TRIPS, e-commerce, small economies, Aid-for-Trade, and trade and transfer of technology. Part II includes selected items from the original DDA that States agreed on.



Setting the road for post-Nairobi actions for Asia-Pacific LDCs

With an eye towards the forthcoming Tenth WTO Ministerial Conference (MC10), to be held in Nairobi in December 2015, the monograph has analysed the issues related to implementation of the decisions made at the previous Ministerial Conference, focusing mainly on the implication for LDCs.


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