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Improving technology transfer flows and arrangements directed towards developing countries and LDCs has emerged as an important priority in a number of international forums such as the WTO, WIPO and beyond. It has also been a shared interest in the research agendas of ICTSD and the Centre for Global Development (CGD).

In this context, this expert meeting will discuss the draft of a new CGD paper entitled: ‘Europe Beyond Aid: Evaluating Europe’s contribution to the transfer of technology and knowledge to developing nations’ developed in cooperation with Walter Park (American University) and Owen Barder (CGD) who will present the paper at the dialogue. Beyond Europe, the meeting will also examine the status of current technology transfer discussions at both WTO and WIPO.

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Chemin de Balexert 7, 1219 Geneva, Switzerland
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Thursday, 27 March 2014 - 12:00am

The 8th WTO Ministerial Conference in 2011 saw the agreement of the LDC Services Waiver, which allows members to grant preferential treatment to services and service suppliers from LDCs. Although this represents a significant step for LDCs, the waiver itself does not confer any direct economic benefit unless it is operationalised in a commercially meaningful way and, so far, no waiver preferences have been granted.

The session will provide a space for LDC Ministers and LDC trading partners to exchange views on the steps required to unlock and capitalise on the Services Waiver.

See further information about speakers and the Bali Trade and Development Symposium by clicking here.

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Westin Restort Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia
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Tuesday, 3 December 2013 - 12:00am