Plurilateral Trade Agreements and the Impact on LDCs - To Participate or not to Participate? Country Case Study: Malawi

This case study analyses Malawi’s position vis-à-vis the current negotiations underpinning the four plurilateral agreements discussed in this report. It explores issues surrounding the negotiations that are pertinent to Malawi and provides recommendations on the way forward to increase Malawi’s (and other LDCs’) participation in the plurilaterals. The information is based on a literature review and interviews with government, sector regulators and private sector representatives in Malawi. An overview of Malawi’s economic and trade environment is first provided for context.