International Agreements

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Trade preferences:

Timor-Leste is a beneficiary of Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) from 37 countries; 10 European Union Countries, Australia, Belarus, Canada, Japan, Kazakhstan, New Zealand, Norway, Russian Federation, Switzerland, Turkey, and United States.

GSP is the most well-known non-reciprocal trade preference whereby developed countries are exempt or reduce tariffs for imports from developing and least developed countries.

Other similar agreements exist with other countries, and that can be seen in www.macmap.org/QuickSearch/TariffRegimes/TariffRegimesResults.aspx?country=SCC626%7cTimor-Leste&isimporter=E (includes China (in negotiations); Korea; Liechtenstein – preference scheme for LDC – Least Developed Countries, and information about the rules and Certificate of origin that each country requires).

Besides this preference scheme, Timor-Leste has other relevant International Relations (for trade and investment):


International Relations (memberships):
  • - United Nations (UN) and some of its specialized agencies, such as: IMF – International Monetary Fund; UNCTAD – United Nations Conference on Trade and Development; FAO – Food and Agriculture Organization
  • - World Bank Group (IBRD, IDA, IFC, MIGA, ICSID) – (noting that Timor-Leste signed the ICSID convention)
  • - Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • - CPLP – Comunidade dos Países de Língua Portuguesa (Portuguese Speaking Countries Community)
  • - European Union/Cotonou Agreement – Cooperation between EU and the ACP countries (Africa, Caribbean and Pacific). On the subject of Economic Partnership Agreements, the European Community has further improved current access to its markets for products originating in the ACP countries. In fact the EU has recognized this right through its 'Everything but Arms' initiative, which grants full duty-free, special-levy-free and quota-free access to the EU for all originating products, except arms, munitions and (on a transitional basis) sugar, rice and bananas.
  • - Pacific Islands Development Forum – Timor-Leste becomes the newest member of PIDF.
  • - ASEAN – Timor-Leste is in the process of becoming a member and is an active participant in the ASEAN Regional Forum.
  • Multilateral and bilateral international cooperation and development organizations


    Laurence M. Pochard

    Resident Representative
    Avenida dos DireitosHumanos, Dili, Timor-Leste
    Tel: (+670) 332 4801, 331 3862/4/5 

    Fax: (+670) 332 4132
    mail: lpochard@adb.org
    web: www.adb.org

    Ms. Cynthia Burton
    Counsellor (Development Cooperation)
    Australian Embassy, Avenida dos Martires da Patria, Dili, Timor-Leste

    Tel: (+670) 332 2111
    Fax: (+670) 332 2247
    mail: cynthia.burton@dfat.gov.au
    web: www.easttimor.embassy.gov.au

    Rua Governador Serpa Rosa, 14, Farol, Dili, Timor-Leste
    Tel: (+670) 332 4433
    Fax: (+670) 332 4434
    web: www.acdi.gc.ca

    UN Agency House, Caicoli, Dili, Timor-Leste
    Tel + Fax: (+670) 3312408
    web: www.fao.org

    Bairro dos Grilos no.20, Dili, Timor-Leste
    P.O.Box: 73, General Post Office, Dili
    Tel: (+670) 332 1448
    Fax: 00872.761.847.147
    mail: dili.dil@icrc.org
    web: www.icrc.org

    UN Agency, Rua de Caicoli
    Ext: 2065
    Fax: (+670) 331 2476
    web: www.ilo.org

    Avenida dos Direitos Humanos
    Tel: (+670) 331 1700/701/702
    Fax: (+670) 332 4023
    web: www.imf.org

    Dili Palapaco, Dili, Timor-Leste
    Tel: (+670) 331 3038
    Fax: (+670) 312 985
    mail: iomdilicom@hotmail.com
    web: www.iom.int

    Rua Santo Antonio de Motael, Dili, Timor-Leste
    Tel: (+670) 332 5118
    Fax: (+670) 332 5119
    mail: iriet@iri.org

    26, Farol, Dili, Timor-Leste
    C.P.A. 83, Dili, Timor-Leste
    Tel: (+670) 331 2420
    Fax: (+670) 331 2509
    mail: jicatm@jica.go.jp
    web: www.jica.go.jp/easttimor/english/

    Un Agency House, Rua de Caicoli, Dili, Timor-Leste
    P.O.Box: 212, Dili Timor-Leste
    Tel: (+670) 331 3309
    Fax: (+670) 331 3322
    mail: dili@unicef.org

    UN Agency House, Rua de Caicoli, Dili, Timor-Leste
    Tel: (+670) 331 2481 / Ext. 2069
    Fax: (+670) 331 2476/408
    mail: diana.bernardo@undp.org
    web: www.undp.org

    Dr. Silvio Decurtins
    German Development Cooperation Coordinator
    GIZ Joint Administration Office
    Rua Mercado Comoro 2, Praia dos Coqueiros, Dili, Timor-Leste
    Tel: (+670) 3322995
    Fax: (+670) 3322996
    mail: silvio.decurtins@giz.de

    Rua 125 Balide, Caicoli, Dili, Timor-Leste
    P.O.Box.: 456, Dili, Timor-Leste
    Tel: (+670) 313 3547/48/49/50/51/52
    Fax: (+670) 313 554
    mail: insdi@unhcr.ch
    web: www.unhcr.ch

    UN Agency House, Rua de Caicoli, Dili, Timor-Leste
    Tel: UNMIT Ext. 2037/2038/2039
    Fax: (+670) 331 1130
    mail: unops@east-timor.org
    web: www.unops.org

    UN Agency House, Rua de Caicoli, Dili, Timor-Leste
    mail: drserrano2k@yahoo.com
    web: www.unfpa.org

    Mark Anthony White
    Mission Representative
    Rua Sergio Vieira de Mello, Farol, Dili, Timor-Leste
    Tel: (+670) 332 2211 / 12 

    Fax: (+670) 332 2216
    web: www.timor-leste.usaid.gov

    Antonio Franco
    Resident Representative
    Avenida dos DireitosHumanos, Dili, Timor-Leste
    Tel: (+670) 332 2068
    Fax: (+670) 332 1178
    mail: scliffe@worldbank.org
    web: www.worldbank.org

    UN Agency House, Rua de Caicoli, Dili, Timor-Leste
    P.O.Box: 451, Dili, Timor-Leste
    Tel: UNMIT ext. 2021/2022/2023
    Fax: (+670) 331 2476, E-fax: (1253) 423.9371
    mail: whodili@east-timor.org

    Rua Balide Mascarenhas, Díli, Timor-Leste
    P.O.Box: 133, Dili, Timor-Leste
    Tel: (+670) 3310112
    mail: http://www.wfp.org/coutries/Timor-Leste

    Foreign embassies in Timor-Leste


    Ambassador Peter Leo Doyle
    Avenida dos Mártires da Pátria, Dili
    P.O. Box 332, Dili, Timor-leste
    Tel: (+670) 332 2111
    Fax: (+670) 332 2247
    mail: austemb_dili@dfat.gov.au
    web: www.easttimor.embassy.gov.au

    Ambassador José Amir da Costa Dornelles
    Avenida Governador Serpa Rosa, Farol, Dili
    P.O. Box 157, Dili
    Tel: (+670) 332 4203, 332 1728, 3322290 (Consular Section)
    Emergency number: (+670) 77438396
    Fax: (+670) 332 4620
    mail: administ.dili@itamaraty.gov.br

    Ambassador Dato Haji Abd Salam bin AbdMomin
    Timor Plaza Hotel & Apartments, 5th floor
    RuaPresidenteNicolauLobato, Comoro
    PO Box 12, Dili, Timor-Leste
    Tel: (+670) 331 0351, 331 3288
    Fax: (+670) 331 5151
    mail: embbruneidili@mfa.gov.bn

    Ambassador Liu Hongyang
    Avenida de Portugal, Farol, Dili
    P.O. Box 131, Dili
    Tel: (+670) 332 5163, 3325169 (Consular Section)
    Fax: (+670) 332 5166
    mail: chinaembassy2002@yahoo.com, chinaemb_tp@mfa.gov.cn

    Ambassador Oscar GenaroCoetBlackstock
    Rua 15 de Outubro, Kuluhum, Dili
    Tel: (+670) 332 2246/58
    mail: embacubatimor@mail.timortelecom.tp
    web: www.embacuba.cubaminrex.cu/timorport

    Ambassador Sylvie Catherine Tabesse
    Palm Business & Trade Centre, 4th Floor, Block D, Surik Mas, Fatumeta, Dili
    Tel: (+670) 3311580
    Fax: (+670) 3311581/ 1582
    mail: delegation-timor-leste@eeas.europa.eu
    web: http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/timor_leste/index_en.htm

    Ambassador Marcellinus Primanto Hendrasmoro
    Farol, Palapaso, Dili
    P.O.Box 207
    Tel: (+670) 331 7107, 331 1109
    Fax: (+670) 332 3684
    mail: kbridili@yahoo.co.id
    web: www.dili.deplu.go.id

    Ambassador Eiji Yamamoto
    Avenida de Portugal, Praia dos Coqueiros, Dili
    P.O. Box. 175
    Tel: (+670) 332 3131/2
    Fax: (+670) 332 3130
    mail: japan.embassy.in.timor-leste@di.mofa.go.jp

    Ambassador Kim Ki-nam
    Avenida de Portugal, Praia dos Coqueiros, Dili
    Tel: (+670) 332 1635
    Fax: (+670) 332 3636
    mail: koreadili@mofat.go.kr

    Ambassador Chitra Devi V. Ramiah
    Avenida de Portugal, Praia dos Coqueiros, Dili
    Tel: (+670) 332 1804
    Fax: (+670) 332 1805
    mail: mwdili@timortelecom.tp
    web: www.kln.gov.my/perwakilan/dili

    Ambassador Jonathan Douglas Schwass
    RuaJeremias, Farol, Dili
    Tel: (+670) 3310 087
    Fax: (+670) 332 4982
    mail: dili@mfat.govt.nz

    Ambassador Evelyn D. Austria-Garcia
    Rua Governador Serpa Rosa, Farol, Dili
    P.O. Box 178, Dili
    Tel: (+670) 331 0407/8
    Ambassador tel: (+670) 331 0582
    mail: philembdili@gmail.com

    Ambassador Manuel Gonçalves de Jesus
    Av. PresidenteNicolauLobato - Edifício ACAIT
    Tel: (+670) 3312533/4/5/6
    Fax: (+670) 331 2526/ 528/ 529
    mail: embaixador@embaixadaportugal.tl

    Ambassador Mohamed SlamaBadi
    Delta 1 (Behind Consulate General of Polonia), Dili, Timor-Leste
    Tel: (+670) 331 0147
    web: www.sadroilandgas.com

    Ambassador Joseph Marino
    Metin III, Comoro, Dom Aleixo, Bebonuk, Dili
    Tel: (+670) 3311 1478
    Fax: (+670) 331 1479
    mail: nunapdili@gmail.com

    Ambassador Patchanee Kithavorn
    Avenida de Portugal, Motael, Dili
    Tel: (+670) 331 0609
    Fax: (+670) 332 2179
    mail: thaidli@mfa.go.th

    Ambassador Karen C. Stanton
    Avenida de Portugal, Praia dos Coqueiros, Dili
    Tel: (+670) 332 4684
    Fax: (+670) 331 3206
    mail: PADili@state.gov
    web: www.timor-leste.usembassy.gov
    facebook: https://www.facebook.com/USEmbassyDili

    General-Coordinator Francisco de Asis Lopez Sanz
    Casa Europa, Av. Presidente Nicolau Lobato, Dili
    Tel: (+670) 735 1915
    mail: timorleste@aeci.es

    Chefe of Cooperation, GrégoireRochigneux
    Casa Europa, AvenidaPresidenteNicolauLobato, Dili
    Tel: (+670) 731 4081
    Fax: (+670) 331 0717
    mail: frcoopedili@gmail.com

    Rua Alferes Duarte Arbiro, 12, Farol, Dili
    Tel: (+670) 332 4880
    Fax: (+670) 332 4881
    mail: ireland@arfura.net.au
    web: www.irishaid.gov.ie
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