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Mr. Brad J. McDonald, Rob Gregory, and Ms. Katrin Elborgh-Woytek
The actions proposed here focus on trade integration, substantially increasing exports of the poorest countries and helping them to meet the Millennium Development Goals. As the foundation for these ambitions, we emphasize the role of a secure, open global trading environment—strengthened further by concluding the WTO Doha Round. From this base, the poorest countries also need better trade preferences from the advanced and major emerging market countries (EMs). Building the capacity to take advantage of trade opportunities will require support from the international community and policy reforms—such as to trade regimes—by the poorest countries themselves. The Fifteen Point Action Plan proposed here could increase annual exports of the least-developed countries (LDCs) by $10 billion or more, with additional benefits for other Low-Income Countries (LICs).
Mr. Brad J. McDonald, Rob Gregory, and Ms. Katrin Elborgh-Woytek

eligible to participate, but countries need to register. The origin rules require that domestic value added be at least 30 percent of the price and a change of 4-digit tariff category. The final process of manufacture must also be performed in the exporting country. Cumulation across LDC beneficiaries is not allowed. Brazil announced in 2008 its intention to begin offering DFQF access. The Brazilian authorities expect that 80 percent of tariff lines will be covered initially, expanding subsequently to 100 percent. The Republic of Korea introduced LDC preferences in