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Market access and sustainable development: a legal policy analysis of the market access regime of the least developed countries under the WTO

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"The main objective of the thesis is to examine whether improved market access for the exports of the least developed countries (LDCs) is a significant means for achieving sustainable development through trade. Further, it aims to examine whether LDCs face challenges in achieving their sustainable development in the existing market access regime... Recognising the specific needs of LDCs, the Preamble to the 'WTO Agreement' calls for positive efforts designed to ensure that LDCs secure a share in the growth in international trade commensurate with the needs of their economic development." -- abstract.


Table of Contents

ch. 1 Espousing market access for sustainable development of LDCs: a prologue -- ch. 2 Nexus between market access and sustainable development -- ch. 3 A critical appraisal of the market access regime for LDCs -- ch. 4 Market access in agricultural products and sustainable development for LDCs -- ch. 5 Market access in non-agricultural products and sustainable development of LDCs -- ch. 6 Market access in services trade and sustainable development of LDCs -- ch. 7 The dispute settlement system of the WTO: enforcement of the market access rights of LDCs and the concept of sustainable development in treaty interpretation -- ch. 8 Concluding remarks -- Bibliography


Typescript. Includes bibliographical references (pages 416-481) Submitted in (partial) fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Macquarie University, Macquarie Law School, 2011. "2011".

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis PhD


Thesis (PhD), Macquarie University, Macquarie Law School

Department, Centre or School

Macquarie Law School

Year of Award


Principal Supervisor

Shawkat Alam

Additional Supervisor 1

Rafiqul Islam


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