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The Global Trading System and the Developing Countries in 2000


  • C. Fred Bergsten

    () (Peterson Institute for International Economics)


1999 is likely to be a watershed year for the world trading system. The Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization in Seattle in November/December hopes to chart a course for global trade policy in the early part of the twenty-first century. The European Union, Japan, the United States, and Canada--the Quadrilateral Group that functions as an informal steering committee for the system--and many other countries have already agreed to use that occasion to launch a Millennium Round of multilateral negotiations to liberalize trade further and write new rules to govern additional types of economic transactions among nations.

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  • C. Fred Bergsten, 1999. "The Global Trading System and the Developing Countries in 2000," Working Paper Series WP99-6, Peterson Institute for International Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:iie:wpaper:wp99-6

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    1. Langhammer, Rolf J., 1999. "The WTO and the millennium round: between standstill and leapfrog," Kiel Discussion Papers 352, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).

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