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Syllabus of the Subject: Global System of Trade Preferences among Developing Countries (GSTP)

  1. Introduction to the Global System of Trade Preferences among Developing Countries (GSTP);
  2. Preferential tariffs under the GSTP;
  3. São Paulo Round Protocol (SRP) - not in force.

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The Subject “Global System of Trade Preferences among Developing Countries (GSTP)” belongs to the following Online Higher Educational Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Courses: Foreign Trade Management, Export Assistant.

Diploma: Foreign Trade.

Online Professional Diploma in International Trade

Masters (MIB): International Business, Foreign Trade and Global Marketing.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB) - Online Education

Doctorate (DIB): World Trade.

Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB). Online Education

Learning materials in: Courses, Masters, Doctorate in International Business and Foreign Trade in English Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Sistema Global de Preferencias Comerciales entre Países en Desarrollo (SGPC) Study, Course Master Doctorate in International Business in French Système global de préférences commerciales entre pays en développement (SGPC) Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Medidas sanitárias e fitossanitárias.

Area of Knowledge: Foreign trade.

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting) Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

Global System of Trade Preferences among Developing Countries (GSTP).

The objective of the Global System of Trade Preferences among Developing Countries (GSTP) is to promote foreign trade and economic growth among 42 developing countries, including 7 Least Developed Countries (LDCs). Currently the GSTP only covers preferential tariffs. In practice, few concessions have been implemented under the GSTP. South-South exports grew 12% annually between 1995 and 2017.

The Global System of Trade Preferences among Developing Countries (GSTP) was created in 1989 by the G-77 as a platform for South-South collaboration. The GSTP is administered by the Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

The member countries of the Global System of Trade Preferences among Developing Countries (GSTP) are: Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Cameroon, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, Ghana, Guinea, Guyana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Sudan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Tanzania, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zimbabwe and the MERCOSUR.

Burkina Faso, Burundi, Haiti, Madagascar, Mauritania, Rwanda, Suriname, Uganda and Uruguay have requested access to the Global System of Trade Preferences among Developing Countries (GSTP).

The Global System of Trade Preferences among Developing Countries (GSTP) covers:

  1. Preferential measures, rules of origin and tariff reductions in favor of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) of the GSTP: Bangladesh, Benin, Guinea, Mozambique, Myanmar, Sudan and Tanzania;
  2. Preferential tariffs;
  3. Non-tariff Measures;
  4. Direct trade measures;
  5. In the GSTP there is no obligation to grant reciprocal concessions.

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In December 2010, the Third Round of Trade Negotiations of the GSTP (Sao Paulo Round) was held, as of today it has not entered into force with the aim of expanding and deepening tariff concessions. The São Paulo Round Protocol (SRP) was adopted and signed by Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay (MERCOSUR), Republic of Korea, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Egypt, Morocco and Cuba.



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