Wish we’d taken photos of the other logo ripoffs over the years. Since they aren’t copying the logos down to the pixel, I wonder if these are considered copyright infringements..? In any case, LDCs have until at least 2016 to implement the vastly complex and far-reaching provisions and agreements in WTO.
Cambodia joined in 2003. It was significant for both for the country and the WTO. The accession highlighted Cambodia’s full commitment to major regional and international organizations governing international economic relations. For the WTO the negotiation was its first LDC (along with Nepal) since its inception in 1995.
Cambodia wanted accession mainly because of the 2005 deadline on the garment industry, ending the quota regime governing trade in garments. After that date all WTO members (theoretically) would be guaranted market access to member countries, plus a lock in on earlier trade liberalization. Those outside the WTO (as Cambodian garment exporters would be without membership) faced continued quotas on their exports, which would have major negative repercussions on FDI.