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Laos on its way to WTO membership

JГјrgen Wiemann

Laos on its way to WTO membership

challenges and opportunities for developing high value agricultural exports

by JГјrgen Wiemann

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Published by Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik in Bonn .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-176).

StatementJürgen Wiemann ... [et al.].
SeriesStudies / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik -- 51
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHD9016.L36 L36 2009
The Physical Object
Pagination186 p. :
Number of Pages186
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24556066M
ISBN 109783889854872
LC Control Number2010359877

  Laos will be officially admitted to the World Trade Organisation on February 2, the global mediator said on Thursday, after the southeast Asian country ratified an agreement to become the WTO's th member. Laos worked on membership for 15 years before the WTO general council accepted its bid on October   Image: Government of Thailand/Wikimedia. This article was originally published by the East Asia Forum on 9 August Earlier this year Laos celebrated the first anniversary of its WTO membership. Laos’ accession to the WTO has been less talked about than that of its neighbours China and Vietnam, who joined the organisation in and , respectively.

  Wei noted the case of China, a new WTO member that has seen explosive growth in the last 35 years and especially in the last decade, an effect he attributes in part to the reforms China instituted in its years of seeking WTO membership. “Some older member countries that didn’t have to undergo reforms haven’t derived many more benefits. The World Trade Organization (WTO) and its pre-decessor, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) have been enormously successful over the last 50 years at reducing tariff and other trade barriers among an ever-increasing number of countries. The predecessor to the WTO began in with only 23 members; today it has members.

  Laos completed its bilateral negotiations after finalising a deal with Ukraine last month, the last WTO member to agree to terms. During the process, Ukraine's strong positions on lowering tariffs in certain sectors reportedly prompted Laos to take the unusual . (Archive, April ) On 2 February , Lao People’s Democratic Republic became the latest LDC to join the WTO. Negotiations lasted for 15 years and required Laos to make substantial changes.


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Laos on its way to WTO membership by JГјrgen Wiemann Download PDF EPUB FB2

Laos on its way to WTO membership Challenges and opportunities for developing high-value agricultural exports Jürgen Wiemann Verena Ashoff Melanie Grad Anna Katharina Meyer Stefanie Ruff Thomas Staiger Bonn Studies / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik. Laos on its way to WTO membership Challenges and opportunities for developing high-value agricultural exports Jiirgen Wiemann Verena Ashoff Melanie Grad Anna Katharina Meyer StefanieRuff Thomas Staiger Bonn Contents Abbreviations Summary 1 1 Introduction 13 Background MEMBER INFORMATION: Lao People s Democratic Republic and the WTO - This page gathers key information on Lao People s Democratic Republic s participation in the WTO.

Lao People s Democratic Republic has been a member of WTO since 2 February Laos on its way to WTO membership: challenges and opportunities for developing high-value agricultural exports Download PDF MB Wiemann, Jürgen / Verena Ashoff / Melanie Grad / Anna Katharina Meyer / Stefanie Studies 51 ().

Laos has ratified its membership of the World Trade Organization, state media said on Friday, the latest step in the small Southeast Asian nation’s year effort to join the global body. The Laotian parliament on Thursday formally gave its approval, paving the way for the country’s entrance to the member organisation in earlyaccording to a report in the government mouthpiece Vientiane Times.

Q&A Book on Investigation (Amended ) Laos on its ways to WTO Membership It is an important step on its way to an open market economy, integrated in the regional and global economy.

There are possible strategies for an agriculture-based least developed country like Laos to benefit from trade integration. As a small landlocked country. (Oct. 4, ) As of Septemthe terms for Laos to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) have been established by the group of countries working on the plan now goes to the WTO General Council for approval.

The Council includes all WTO members; it will review the Laos terms on October   The General Council today paved the way for Laos' membership in the WTO by approving its accession package. Laos will have to ratify the deal and would become WTO's th member 30 days.

Laos on its Way to WTO Membership: Challenges and opportunities for developing high-value agricultural exports. Book. Full-text available. Oct ; Jürgen Wiemann. Verena Ashoff. Current Membership. The WTO has members. Sixty-five countries were members of the General Agreement on Tariff and Trade.

Those 65 countries automatically became WTO members on January 1, All the remaining 97 countries went through the six-step process to become WTO members. Here are the five newest members. Laos on its Way to WTO Membership: Challenges and opportunities for developing high-value agricultural exports developing and least developed members.

The book. The WTO General Council gave its approval for Laotian membership in October, with the organisation's chief Pascal Lamy saying the landlocked communist country had "come a long way since it embarked on the road to membership in ". Laos is one of Southeast Asia's poorest nations and the only one in the region yet to join the WTO.

become a WTO member 30 days after notifying its acceptance and depositing the Instrument of Acceptance of its Accession Protocol with the WTO Secretariat. The accession will bring the WTO another step nearer its goal of universal membership.

Several acceding governments are entering decisive stages of their accession negotiations. While the WTO General Council approved the accession protocol for membership on OctoLaos is not a member yet. The next step is for the Lao National Assembly to ratify the accession package. Membership occurs 30 days after the ratified documents are deposited with the WTO Secretariat in Geneva, which is expected in early   When Laos entered the WTO, then director-general of the WTO Pascal Lamy remarked, ‘Laos has come a long way since it embarked on the road to membership in ’.

He added that the process has never been easy for LDCs. Laos on its way to WTO membership: challenges and opportunities for developing high-value agricultural exports. Authors: Wiemann, Jürgen Ashoff, Verena Grad, Melanie Meyer, Anna Katharina Ruff, Stefanie Staiger, Thomas.

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[ED. Laos is set to formally join the World Trade Organisation (WTO) after a year effort to become a part of the group, which has included shaking up its import exports system and introducing a. The World Trade Organization has offered membership to Laos, an impoverished, one-party communist state.

Fifteen years ago Laos lodged its application for membership to the World Trade Organization (WTO). It then embarked on a process of sometimes painful economic reforms, designed to.

A country wishing to accede to the WTO submits an application to the General Council. The government applying for membership has to describe all aspects of its trade and economic policies that have a bearing on WTO agreements. The application is submitted to the WTO in a memorandum which is examined by a working party open to all interested WTO Members, and dealing with the country's .WTO membership is the latest in a series of steps Laos has taken to increase its global profile.

Other initiatives included establishing a stock market in and hosting the Asia-Europe Meeting. The World Trade Organization is poised this month to accept Laos, the smallest economy in the member Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the last one outside the global trading club.

The terms of Laos’s membership were agreed to last week by a working party on its accession, and now must be endorsed by all members of the WTO.