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The Multilateral Trading System:
A Development Perspective

A Third World Network Report produced for the UNDP

The Third World Network has recently produced a detailed report on the WTO and the multilateral trading system, which was commissioned by the UN Development Programme, as one of three papers that will input into the UNDP's own trade policy paper (which is under preparation).

The TWN report has 8 parts: an executive summary, six chapters (describing trade policy, evolution of the system, its operations, problems facing developing countries, proposals on specific issues, and proposals for the longer term), and a Postcript on the Doha Ministerial Conference.

Read this assessment of the WTO from a development perspective:


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