A key challenge in the integration of developing countries into the global trading system has been the range, variety (under the same classification code) and technological content of the goods and services they produce for export.
Promoting value addition and enhancing domestic productive capacity is therefore a pressing and continuing challenge for developing countries as they seek to positively participate in global trade. In addition to domestic productive capacity, market access conditions under which goods and services are traded present formidable challenges.
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Jaime de Melo, Scientific Advisor at FERDI and Professor Emeritus of the University of Geneva was a panelist at the session on market access conditions and trade costs faced by new products.
He spoke on regulatory product standards (non-tariff measures (NTMs).