Bilateral Graduation:. The Impact of EPAs on LDC Trade Space. A. DiCaprio 16 January 2010 GDN Annual Conference. Research Question. What role do EPAs play in the continuing evolution of the relationship LDCs have with the international trading system?. Outline. Motivation Background
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The Impact of EPAs on LDC Trade Space
16 January 2010
GDN Annual Conference
Strong GDP growth since 1990
De-industrialization in 50% LDCs
Little forward movement in structural weakness
Difficulty capturing gains from liberalization
Question remains: How will LDCs as discrete group be affected by their participation, given historical lack of cohesion and spread across ACP regions?
Economic Partnership Agreements CARIFORUM
SELECTED EC AVERAGE TARIFF RATES BY DEVELOPMENT LEVEL
EPA CHANGES TO RECIPROCITY FOR LDCS
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