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> more on the Sub-Committee on Least Developed Countries > more on WTO assistance to developing countries > more on specific and differentiated treatment provisions In the Decision on Implementation Issues and Concerns, The Ministers of Doha instructed the Committee on Trade and Development to identify specific and differentiated provisions that are already binding and to determine the impact of binding definitions of currently non-binding provisions on the pr üfen. The Committee was also invited to consider how to assist developing countries, in particular the least developed countries, in making the most of special and differential treatment. Developing countries make up the majority of WTO Members. They are grouped as developing and least developed countries according to the criteria below. On the one hand, developing countries do not have the necessary financial and human resources to meet their obligations, such as the complex requirements of the TRIPS Agreement (intellectual property, TRIPS). On the other hand, they say that developed countries have failed to implement the agreements in a way that would benefit developing countries` trade. This background paper addresses the problems faced by developing countries in implementing the Uruguay Round agreements and the provisions that allow them to benefit from special and differential treatment. For more information on the least developed countries, visit the UNCTAD website (opens in a new window). Article IV of the GATS (download in pdf format, 175 KB) aims to increase the participation of developing countries in world trade. This involves, inter alia, strengthening the domestic competitiveness of developing countries through access to technology and improving their access to information networks. The WTO Secretariat has legal advisers to assist and provide legal advice to developing countries in WTO disputes. The service is provided by the WTOs Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation.
Developing countries make regular use of it. In addition, some developing countries say they have missed the boat: they have not been able to declare some of their investment measures on time (they had to do so immediately), and they cannot implement these measures now. Helping developing countries to participate more fully in the global trading system is one of the objectives of the WTO. “What is the WTO doing to help the poor and protect the environment? In my opinion, trade makes the rich richer and the poor poor poorer. .