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Aid for Trade: Supporting the Use of Standards


  • Lorenza Jachia

    (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe)


As a complementary activity to the WTO’s Doha Round of trade negotiations, the Sixth Ministerial Conference in Hong Kong, China, in 2005 mandated that technical assistance and capacity-building activities needed to be expanded so that developing countries could take better advantage of the opportunities opened up by trade liberalization.With traditional barriers to trade such as tariffs and quotas being progressively eliminated, the ability to comply with technical regulations and use international standards has emerged as a key factor for success in integrating into international markets. This paper focuses on the potential of providing assistance to Governments and businesses for the setting of and complying with product standards as part of the AId for Trade initiative.

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  • Lorenza Jachia, 2009. "Aid for Trade: Supporting the Use of Standards," UNECE Annual Report Economic Essays 2009_8, UNECE.
  • Handle: RePEc:ece:annrep:2009_8

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    Aid for Trade; transition economies; product standards;
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    JEL classification:

    • F02 - International Economics - - General - - - International Economic Order and Integration
    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • P33 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions - - - International Trade, Finance, Investment, Relations, and Aid
    • P45 - Economic Systems - - Other Economic Systems - - - International Linkages


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