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Ethiopia’s accession to the world trade organisation: lessons from acceded least developing countries

HA Tura


This article examines the experiences of least developing countries (LDCs) acceded to World Trade Organisation (WTO) in relation to their accession process, terms of accession and implementation of commitments with a view to drawing lessons which could be relevant to Ethiopia to devise successful strategies and avoid mistakes in an effort to gain maximum benefits from its WTO membership. Given that accession to the WTO is not an end in itself, Ethiopia should carefully and strategically negotiate to reap the potential benefits of membership in light of its long-term development strategies.

Keywords: WTO Accession, LDCs, Ethiopia

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print ISSN: 2304-8239