|   Issue 20   |   June 2019   |
In the lead-up to the Aid for Trade Global Review 2019, EIF is publishing a series of expert articles exploring key aid for trade trends and discussions impacting least developed countries (LDCs). The collection, funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, is structured along the biennial event’s themes of economic diversity, inclusive trade and emerging issues.

The stories below cover trade facilitation, fisheries, economic diversification, and more.

Fisheries subsidies negotiations:
What is at stake for least developed countries?

Aid for trade can help support least developed countries to redesign their subsidy programmes and implement a new WTO agreement on fisheries subsidies.

Tentative steps to implementation of
the Trade Facilitation Agreement in least developed countries

Least developed countries would benefit from more analytical work on the type of assistance required to align with the articles of the Trade Facilitation Agreement.

Economic diversification:
Why trade matters

Trade expansion is central to creating new, higher productivity jobs that will facilitate growth and poverty reduction in least developed countries through structural transformation.

The African Continental Free Trade Area: Dawn of a new era

African least developed countries were an integral part of the negotiations leading to the agreement; they are estimated to see larger than average increases in intra-African exports of industrial goods.
** The views expressed in this policy series are the authors' alone and are not necessarily the views of the Australian Government. **
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