G8 Genoa Communique

Sectors : International trade: market access, subsidies and aid for trade
Organisation : G8
Date made: 
2001
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Commitments in: Trade - International trade: market access, subsidies and aid for trade

“We confirm our pledge made at the UN LDC III Conference to work towards duty-free and quota-free access for all products originating in the least developed countries. We support efforts made by LDCs to enter the global trading system and to take advantage of opportunities for trade-based growth.
...we will better co-ordinate our trade related assistance to:
• provide bilateral assistance on technical standards, customs systems, legislation needed for World Trade Organisation (WTO) membership, the protection of intellectual property rights, and human resource development
• support the work of the Integrated Framework for Trade-Related Technical Assistance encourage the international financial institutions to help remove obstacles to trade and investment, and establish the institutions and policies essential for trade to flourish
• urge countries to mainstream trade expansion by including it in their poverty reduction strategies.”

Scope: 
International