Poorest countries need duty-free, quota-free trade access, say nonprofits

Late yesterday, CEI and eight other nonprofit organizations filed comments with the U.S. Trade Representative on why the least developed countries in the world could benefit from a World Trade Organization’s decision to grant them duty-free, quota-free access to rich countries’ markets. The groups noted that the U.S. should open its markets to the poorest countries, without attempting to carve out exceptions for so-called “sensitive products,” such as sugar.