DDG Zhang: WTO can help explore how to bring further economic gains to LDCs

“Trade preferences for least-developed countries (LDCs) made an important contribution to boosting LDC exports over the past decade …. We now need to keep exploring what can bring greater gains for LDCs,” Deputy Director-General Xiangchen Zhang said on 8 March at the Fifth United Nations Conference on Least-Developed Countries (LDC5). DDG Zhang was speaking at a session on LDC trade priorities over the next decade co-organized by the WTO and other international organizations.