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Global System of Trade Preferences among Developing Countries

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Global System of Trade Preferences among Developing Countries

The Global System of Trade Preferences among Developing Countries (GSTP) is a WTO on 25 September 1989.


  • Membership 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


  former members

Current members states, participating since 19 April 1989, are: Bangladesh, Cuba, Ghana, India, Nigeria, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Zimbabwe

Additionally current members states are: Algeria, Argentina, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt (16-07-89), Macedonia, Guinea, Guyana (04-05-89), Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, South Korea (11-06-89), Libya, Malaysia (31-08-89), Mexico (13-05-89), Morocco (13-07-89), Mozambique, Myanmar, Nicaragua (03-05-89), Pakistan (08-07-89), Peru (15-04-89), Philippines, Sudan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia (25-08-89), Venezuela, Vietnam and the trade bloc of MERCOSUR (2-11-2006)[1]

Applicants[2] are: Burkina Faso, Burundi, Haiti, Madagascar, Mauritania, Rwanda, Suriname, Uganda and Uruguay.

Former members: Yugoslavia (from 19-04-1989), Romania (from 19-04-1989 until its EU membership)

See also


  1. ^ MERCOSUR ACCEDES TO THE GSTP AGREEMENT; MERCOSUR member states are Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay.
  2. ^ Applications for Accession to the Agreement
  3. ^ Group of 15 meeting
  4. ^ First Africa-South America Summit

External links

  • Text of the GSTP agreement
  • GSTP participants as of 25-09-1989
  • Global System of Trade Preferences news
  • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development website
  • WTO page for GSTP
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