The Current Negotiations in the WTO

Options, Opportunities and Risks for Developing Countries

Bhagirath Lal

The Current Negotiations in the WTO

Bhagirath Lal

Distributed for Zed Books

168 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5
Paper $34.95 ISBN: 9781842777138 Published February 2007 For sale in North and South America only
Contents
Preface
 
CHAPTER 1
INTRODUCTION
 
CHAPTER 2
AGRICULTURE
Framework
Range of Options
Coordinated Positions of Developed Countries
Developing Countries’ Proposals
Suggestions: What Should Be Done?
 
CHAPTER 3
NON-AGRICULTURAL MARKET ACCESS (NAMA)
Framework
Range of Options
Proposals of Developing Countries
Suggestions: What Should Be Done?
 
CHAPTER 4
TRADE FACILITATION
Background
Framework
Range of Options
Suggestions: What Should Be Done?
 
CHAPTER 5
SERVICES
Background
Framework
Developing Countries’ Proposals and Concerns
Suggestions: What Should Be Done?
 
CHAPTER 6
IMPLEMENTATION ISSUES
Background
Framework
Progress
Suggestions: What Should Be Done?
 
CHAPTER 7
SUBSIDIES, ANTI-DUMPING, RTAs, DSU
Framework
Proposals
Suggestions: What Should Be Done?
 
CHAPTER 8
ENVIRONMENT
Framework
Suggestions: What Should Be Done?
 
CHAPTER 9
TRIPS
Framework
Suggestions: What Should Be Done?
 
CHAPTER 10
TRADE, DEBT AND FINANCE
Framework
Suggestions: What Should Be Done?
 
CHAPTER 11
TRADE AND TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGY
Framework
Suggestions: What Should Be Done?
 
CHAPTER 12
OVERALL BALANCE OF INTERESTS: MAKE-OR-BREAK ISSUES
 
CHAPTER 13
BUILDING CONFIDENCE
 
CHAPTER 14
AVOIDING TRAPS AND PITFALLS IN WTO NEGOTIATIONS
Schedule of Negotiations: Avoiding Rush
Interim Agreed Text: Basis for Negotiation
Final Agreed Text
Evaluation of Results
 
Endpoints
 
Annex 1: Doha Ministerial Declaration
Annex 2: General Council Decision of 31 July 2004
Annex 3: Guidelines and Procedures for the Negotiations on Trade in Services
Annex 4: Implementation-Related Issues and Concerns
Annex 5: Compilation of Outstanding Implementation Issues Raised by Members: Revision
Annex 6: Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health
Annex 7: Implementation of Paragraph 6 of the Doha Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health
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