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A Development-friendly Prioritisation of Doha Round Proposals

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  • Andrew H. Charlton
  • Joseph E. Stiglitz

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Agriculture looms large on the WTO's agenda. It was the first substantive item listed in the work programme of the Ministerial Declaration launching the Doha Round, and it was arguably at the centre of the failure at Cancun. Developing countries made it clear both before and during the Cancun meeting that progress on agriculture was their primary objective. Negotiations in other areas have received less attention and progressed more slowly. This paper considers that prioritisation, and suggests that the interests of developing countries in the current round of trade negotiations are much broader than is suggested by the narrow range of agricultural issues that have dominated negotiations. A true development round would require a significant reprioritisation of many areas of the WTO's current agenda. Copyright Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2005.

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  • Andrew H. Charlton & Joseph E. Stiglitz, 2005. "A Development-friendly Prioritisation of Doha Round Proposals," The World Economy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 28(3), pages 293-312, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:worlde:v:28:y:2005:i:3:p:293-312
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