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Tag: Least Developed Countries

WTO Committee on Agriculture: Preparing the ground for success at MC11

WTO Committee on Agriculture: Preparing the ground for success at MC11

25 Oct 17  News
Report by Amb. Stephen Ndũn’gũ Karau, Chair of the Agriculture negotiations, to the meeting of the Committee on Agriculture in special session, 19 October 2017 Introducti...
WTO Sub-Committee on Least-Developed Countries: Market access for products and services of export interest to LDCs

WTO Sub-Committee on Least-Developed Countries: Market access for products and services of export interest to LDCs

25 Oct 17  News
Document prepared by the WTO Secretariat for the Formal Meeting of the Sub-Committee on Least-Developed Countries held on 3 October 2017, as revised Over the period 2005-2016...
ACP Trade Ministers reaffirm strong commitment to multilateral system

ACP Trade Ministers reaffirm strong commitment to multilateral system

23 Oct 17  News
Ministers and senior officials responsible for Trade from 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries reaffirmed their strong and resounding commitment to the multilateral tr...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Oct 17  News
Tomorrow, in Cape Town, a CCR Public Dialogue: Civil society’s region-building role in Southern Africa’s agro-processing sector Tomorrow, in Accra, the launch of Imani Africa...
ACP countries target economic transformation in new relationship with Europe

ACP countries target economic transformation in new relationship with Europe

17 Oct 17  News
Members of Parliaments from Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific gathered in Brussels this week for the 47th session of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly, as well as joint intersessi...
Commissioner Malmström in South Africa to celebrate first anniversary of regional trade agreement

Commissioner Malmström in South Africa to celebrate first anniversary of regional trade agreement

16 Oct 17  News
EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström was in South Africa on 16 and 17 October. The Commissioner attended a civil society forum in Johannesburg marking one year since the Econom...
Members review implementation of preferential rules of origin for LDCs

Members review implementation of preferential rules of origin for LDCs

12 Oct 17  News
WTO members reviewed efforts to implement the Nairobi Decision on preferential rules of origin for least developed countries (LDCs) at a meeting of the Committee on Rules of Origin...
Community groups call for fairer trade rules at WTO meeting

Community groups call for fairer trade rules at WTO meeting

09 Oct 17  News
Today, Trade Ministers from only 35 countries will attend a “mini-Ministerial” in Morocco which is intended to solidify the agenda for the upcoming 11th Ministerial Confer...
WTO Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires: What’s at stake for small, least developed and sub-Saharan African countries?

WTO Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires: What’s at stake for small, least developed and sub-Saharan African countries?

20 Sep 17  News
The World Trade Organization (WTO) Geneva preparatory process is sine qua non for all WTO Ministerial Conferences. It has nevertheless proven challenging for small delegations, giv...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Sep 17  News
Events, Thursday, in New York: (i) Flagship reforms for a more effective African Union: a conversation with Rwandan President Paul Kagame (Brookings Institution); (ii) Income inequ...
Africa needs to increase production and have a skilled manpower to develop productive capacities: UNCTAD panelists

Africa needs to increase production and have a skilled manpower to develop productive capacities: UNCTAD panelists

19 Sep 17  News
To achieve structural transformation and sustainable development, Africa needs to pay more focus on the need to build its productive capacities. African Union Commission Deputy Ch...
Leveraging the services sector for inclusive value chains in developing countries

Leveraging the services sector for inclusive value chains in developing countries

14 Sep 17  News
The nature of production, business processes, and economic interdependence has been fundamentally altered by the emergence of regional and global value chains. Changes of this sco...
Integrating SMEs into value chains can boost development

Integrating SMEs into value chains can boost development

14 Sep 17  News
Small business comes in many different forms but for millions of people around the world it is a route out of poverty and a chance at a better life. Small and Medium Enterprises (...
Regional Dialogue on WTO Accessions for the Greater Horn of Africa: Nairobi Outcome

Regional Dialogue on WTO Accessions for the Greater Horn of Africa: Nairobi Outcome

12 Sep 17  News
Fostering synergies and coherence between regional integration and the multilateral trading system through WTO accessions 1.  Introduction The Regional Dialogue on WTO Acces...
Better off together: how regional trade can best boost economic growth

Better off together: how regional trade can best boost economic growth

06 Sep 17  News
Strengthening economic cooperation among developing and developed countries will be examined during UNCTAD’s Trade and Development Board meetings. The impact regional integratio...
Fishery exports and Least Developed Countries

Fishery exports and Least Developed Countries

25 Aug 17  News
A new UNCTAD study examines the development potential of the fishery sector in selected Least Developed Countries in Africa and Asia, providing policy recommendations to overcome c...
Fishing to live: Time for action to support and protect small-scale fisheries

Fishing to live: Time for action to support and protect small-scale fisheries

24 Aug 17  News
New study maps the policy dilemmas affecting those who provide most of the fish we eat Two-thirds of the caught fish that humans eat are taken by small-scale fishers, many using c...
Is the world integrating or disintegrating?

Is the world integrating or disintegrating?

17 Aug 17  News
The Sixty-Fourth Session of the UNCTAD Trade and Development Board will be held from 11 to 22 September 2017 in Geneva. A high-level dialogue will provide an opportunity to as...
Compilation of seven fisheries subsidies proposals circulated to WTO members

Compilation of seven fisheries subsidies proposals circulated to WTO members

01 Aug 17  News
As requested by members behind seven fisheries subsidies proposals, the chair of the WTO Negotiating Group on Rules (NGR), Ambassador Wayne McCook (Jamaica), circulated to WTO memb...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Jul 17  News
Featured tweet, @AUTradeIndustry: The 9th Meeting of the CFTA Continental Task Force commenced to review Technical Documents for the 3rd CFTA Technical Working Groups Featured new...

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