How do we work for developing countries
There are several ways in which TNCDB contributes to placing development at the centre of multilateral and other trade negotiations, as well as trade policy:
  • Consensus-building through intergovernmental meetings and regular consultations with delegates from diplomatic missions
  • Analytical work on trade issues resulting in the publication of research papers and reports, and the organization of expert meetings
  • Regulatory work on trade laws and preferences to assist developing countries design a sound regulatory and institutional framework
  • Institution-building and long term capacity-building for public administrations, research institutions and universities in developing countries and economies in transition
  • Training for trade negotiators of developing countries and economies in transition (including advisory missions, simulation exercises and training modules) taking into account their specific interests and adopting a development perspective
Major achievements:
  1. Positive agenda for developing countries in trade negotiations
  2. Technical assistance and capacity-building programme on trade negotiations and commercial diplomacy for trade officials of developing countries
  3. Joint Integrated Technical Assistance Programme (JITAP)
  4. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP)
  5. Global System of Trade Preferences (GSTP) among developing countries

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