Brussels Programme of Action for LDCs - Market Access

Date of commitment: 
May 2001
Millennium Development Goal: 
Commitment status: 
Expired

Commitment

Aim at improving preferential market access for LDCs by working towards the objective of duty-free and quota -free (DFQF) market access for all LDCs’ products in the markets of developed countries.

Target

DFQF access for all LDC exports

Progress

83 % of developed country imports from LDCs (excluding arms and oil) were admitted duty-free quota-free in 2011.

Gap

17 % of exports from LDCs to developed markets stiff face tarriffs.

Additionality

Commitment reiterated at the WTO Hong Kong Ministerial Conference which called for developed countries to grant duty-free market access for 97% of products from LDCs.

Data source: 
ITC-UNCTAD-WTO