Small States in the Multilateral Trading System
Overcoming Barriers to Participation
Developing countries, including as small states and least developed countries (LDCs), continue to face significant challenges within the global trading system. Action is required to allow them to overcome disadvantages and achieve sustainable levels of income from trade.
This study provides a fresh perspective on how measures can be taken to enhance the participation of small states, many of which are Commonwealth countries, in the multilateral trading system. It contributes to the ongoing general debate about reforming the World Trade Organization and global trade governance.
1. Small States in the Multilateral Trading System: An Overview
2. Systemic Issues for the Commonwealth Small States in the Functioning of the World Trade Organization: Options and Proposals
3. Commonwealth Small States and Least-developed Countries in World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement
4. What Do Small and Poor Developing Countries Need from the Multilateral Trading System?
5. Building Trade Capacity of Small States: Strategic Approaches to Aid for Trade
6. Small States’ Services Trade: Enhancing Participation in the Multilateral Trading System and Beyond
Annex: List of 31 Commonwealth Small States
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