LDCs SERVICES EXPORTS: REALIZING THE BENEFITS OF THE WTO LDC SERVICES WAIVER

Project:

The project aimed at supporting LDCs in their quest to operationalize the LDC Services Waiver, which was adopted at the Eight WTO Ministerial Conference in 2011 with a view to provide preferential treatment to services and service suppliers of Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

The LDC Services Waiver releases WTO Members from their most-favoured-nation obligation under Article II of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), allowing them to offer preferential market access to LDCs services that is not granted to other Members.

Services provided:
* Conducted research on services exports by LDCs.
* Provided policy recommendations on possible ways for LDCs to benefit from the LDC Services Waiver with a view to expand their services exports.

Year:
2016