Third United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries, Brussels Declaration, 2 July 2001

Sectors : International trade: market access, subsidies and aid for trade
Organisation : UN
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"6. We believe that increased trade is essential for the growth and development of LDCs. A transparent, non-discriminatory and rules -based multilateral trading system is essential for LDCs to reap the potential benefits of globalisation. The accession of LDCs to the WTO should be encouraged and facilitated. We commit ourselves to seizing the opportunity of the fourth WTO Ministerial meeting in Doha in November 2001, to advance the development dimension of trade, in particular for the development of LDCs. We aim at improving preferential market access for LDCs by working towards the objective of duty-free and quota-free market access for all LDCs´ products in the markets of developed countries. Measures will also be taken to address problems caused by supply-side constraints. The crucial importance of trade and economic growth must be reflected in poverty reduction strategies.”