In Norway's GSP regime, for example, manufacturing tariffs are low but agricultural protection is very high, meaning that DFQF amounts to a huge tariff preference for many goods.
In the future, DFQF may face a further challenge: While the number of LDCs has been almost constant during recent decades, continued economic growth may reduce the size of the group.
Norway's DFQF had a modest trade impact on LDCs, and DFQF was therefore extended to 13 other low-income countries in a GSP reform in 2008.
53) In addition, proponents of DFQF
argue that apparel products
For example preference advocates argue that immediate DFQF could be extended to all LDCs with minimal effects on the U.
preference program as currently authorized provides complete DFQF access.
preferences by granting DFQF treatment to all least-developed AGOA
also have extended DFQF benefits to additional eligible non-African
107) The bill would strengthen AGOA preferences by granting DFQF
treatment to all least-developed AGOA countries; applying the GSP 35% value-added rules, and extending the third-country fabric provision until September 30, 2015.