The world trade system is at a historical fork: WTO members must make a choice. Key decisions will be taken in discussions that start with the 29th April 2011 meeting of the Doha Round’s steering committee and that will continue for the coming weeks (assuming that this Friday’s meeting avoids an acrimonious breakdown).
Why world leaders must resist the false promise of another Doha delay: Introduction to the issues
Richard Baldwin, Simon J Evenett, 28 April 2011
The Future of Doha and the WTO: a CEPR trade seminar
Viv Davies, 27 April 2011
CEPR, in collaboration with the UK Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS), recently organised a high-level seminar in London on ‘The Future of Doha and the WTO’.
The dubious hold-up over NAMA
Simon J Evenett, 28 April 2011
I believe we are confronted with a clear political gap which, as things stand, under the NAMA framework currently on the table, and from what I have heard in my consultations, is not bridgeable today--Mr. Pascal Lamy, Report by the Director-General on his consultations on NAMA Sectoral Negotiations, 21 April 2011, page 3.
Political leaders must commit the resources and time to conclude the Round
Peter Sutherland, 28 April 2011
The Doha Round of trade talks being conducted under the auspices of the WTO is literally on the verge of collapse. It seems that some world leaders are permitting this to happen either as a result of their indifference or by taking negotiating positions that, by reason of their inflexibility, are bound to lead to failure.
With the skin gone, what can the hair adhere to?
Lei Zhang, Qian Wang, 28 April 2011
The Doha Round has been going on for ten years with many ups and downs – including a formal suspension in 2008. But this time it is different. The Round’s steering committee, known as the Trade Negotiating Committee, will meet in Geneva on 29 April 2011 to decide the Round’s fate. Many observers believe that WTO members will allow the Round to lapse. This would be a mistake.
After too many wasted opportunities
Alberto Trejos, 28 April 2011
My reaction, when I was asked to write a few pages about the importance of concluding the Doha Round at this Friday´s meeting of the Trade Negotiating Committee, was to refuse.
Completing the Doha Round and developing countries
Sübidey Togan, 28 April 2011
The aim of economic activity is to generate wealth through high but sustainable growth in real income per-capita. Views on market-oriented policies to achieve this aim have converged recently into a set of policy principles known as the “Washington Consensus” and later revised as the “Post-Washington Consensus.”
The one-trillion-dollar chicken game and the G20
Patrick A Messerlin, 28 April 2011
At the end of this week the world will know whether, after ten years of negotiations, the Doha Round negotiators are stuck in a chicken game where the largest countries keep making excessive requests for concessions from their partners.
The US is painting itself into a corner on 21st century trade policy
Richard Baldwin, 28 April 2011
The Obama Administration is getting ready to paint itself into a corner on 21st century trade policy. The key event is the 29 April 2011 meeting of the Doha Round’s steering committee that will decide the Round’s fate.1
The Doha Round: No more delays
Claude Barfield, 28 April 2011
At this point, there is virtually no chance that governments will act to prevent another breakdown or suspension of the Doha Round at the 29 April 2011 meeting of the WTO’s Trade Negotiating Committee. So I see little profit in reviewing the intricate details of why this is the case for each of the major areas – goods, services, agriculture, rules, etc.
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