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WTO Working Papers

WTO working papers usually represent research in progress. Such research may be conducted in the preparation of WTO Secretariat reports, studies or other material for WTO members. The papers are circulated for comment because the WTO considers critical review of professional research to be extremely important.

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Africa’s Integration in the WTO Multilateral Trading System

Academic Support and the Role of WTO Chairs

The Marrakesh Agreement establishing the WTO recognizes the need for positive efforts designed to ensure that developing countries and especially the least developed among them secure a share in the growth in international trade commensurate with the needs of their economic development.This article discusses how the WTO contributes to facilitating Africa’s integration into the WTO multilateral trading system. It is argued that, while African countries are actively engaged in the work of the WTO, securing their economic and policy interests, some main challenges remain. These include the need to further diversify production, linking to the Global Value Chains and developing adequate infra-structures facilitating digital trade as a vehicle for economic growth.

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Keywords: WTO, capacity building, Global Value Chains, Africa, academic support, trade
JEL: F68: International Economics / Economic Impacts of Globalization / Economic Impacts of Globalization: Policy; F10: International Economics / Trade / Trade: General; F13: International Economics / Trade / Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations; F63: International Economics / Economic Impacts of Globalization / Economic Impacts of Globalization: Economic Development; F19: International Economics / Trade / Trade: Other; F55: International Economics / International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy / International Institutional Arrangements; F53: International Economics / International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy / International Agreements and Observance; International Organizations
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