In the context of its assistance to countries engaged in the WTO accession process, UNCTAD will organize a two-day workshop on the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) and Rules of Origin in trade in goods, for a delegation of Yemeni officials.
After reviewing the basic principles governing GSP and rules of origin, the GSP schemes of Yemen´s major trading partners will be examined in detail.
Presentations on their national GSP schemes will be made by representatives of:
- The European Commission
- The United States
The workshop will then look at the state of play of current negotiations on:
- Rules of origin
- Duty-free and quota-free access market access initiatives
- The "Everything but Arms" initiative (EBA)
- The "African Growth and Opportunities Act" (AGOA)
Finally, the workshop will review the role of rules of origin in regional trade agreements.