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A Review of Trade Preference Schemes for the World’s Poorest Countries; ICTSD Programme on Competitiveness and Development


The origin of this study lies in the concerns of many observers about the relatively weak trade performance of the least developed countries (LDCs). The performance has been disappointing not only to the growth of global trade but also in relation to the performance of many developing countries. There is a serious danger of marginalization of LDCs in global trade, and that LDCs will not take advantage of potentially significant contributions of trade to domestic growth and to the elimination of poverty...

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