Global System of Trade Preferences among Developing Countries
The Global System of Trade Preferences among Developing Countries (GSTP) is a preferential trade agreement signed on 13 April 1988 with the aim of increasing trade between developing countries in the framework of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. Its entry into force was on 19 April 1989 and its notification to the WTO on 25 September 1989.
Additionally current members states are: Algeria, Argentina, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt (16-07-89), Macedonia, Guinea, Guyana (04-05-89), Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, South Korea (11-06-89), Libya, Malaysia (31-08-89), Mexico (13-05-89), Morocco (13-07-89), Mozambique, Myanmar, Nicaragua (03-05-89), Pakistan (08-07-89), Peru (15-04-89), Philippines, Sudan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia (25-08-89), Venezuela, Vietnam and the trade bloc of MERCOSUR (2-11-2006)
- "Brief note on the Agreement on Global System of Trade Preferences among developing countries (GSTP)" (PDF).
- MERCOSUR ACCEDES TO THE GSTP AGREEMENT; MERCOSUR member states are Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay.
- Applications for Accession to the Agreement
- Group of 15 meeting
- First Africa-South America Summit
- Text of the GSTP agreement
- GSTP participants as of 25-09-1989
- Global System of Trade Preferences news
- United Nations Conference on Trade and Development website
- WTO page for GSTP