Istanbul Plan of Action - market access commitment

Date of commitment: 
May 2011


  • (a) Double the share of LDCs’ exports in global exports by 2020
  • (b) Make substantial efforts for an early and successful conclusion of the Doha Round with an ambitious, comprehensive, balanced and development-oriented outcome.
  • Actions by LDCs and their development partners include resisting protectionist tendencies and rectifying trade-distorting measures, addressing non-tariff measures, implementation of DFQF market access, enhanced support for Aid for Trade and the EIF.


  • Double LDCs' share of exports by 2020.
  • Conclude Doha Round (not new target).


  • LDCs' share in world exports was just 1.1% in 2013.
  • Doha Round negotiations are at an impasse.
  • See other related commitments listed above.


  • LDCs's share in world exports is too low.
  • Doha Round still to be concluded.


Most commitments are not new; see related commitments listed above.

Download the Istanbul Programme of Action for the LDCs for the decade 2011-2020 here [pdf].