WTO, the Post-Doha Agenda and the Future of the Trade System: A Development
The World Trade Organization (WTO) held its fourth Ministerial Conference in Doha in November 2001 and the decisions made there have resulted in an important and also heavy Work Programme which will also have very significant implications for developing countries.
The Doha decisions and the follow-up have also placed the WTO and the multilateral trading system at an important crossroads. Important decisions have to be taken on the shape and nature of the WTO and the trade system.
This book provides a development perspective of some of the recent developments and issues arising in the WTO and reviews some key aspects of the post-Doha Work Programme.
It also outlines issues and challenges regarding the existing rules and systems in the WTO, proposes ways of re-orienting the WTO towards a development-centered approach to trade policy and suggests what should be the mandate of the WTO and the multilateral trading system.
and challenges regarding the present WTO system
post-Doha WTO work programme
Rethinking trade policy and the multilateral trade system