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CANCUN: a milestone on the way to the DOHA ROUND conclusion Pierre DEFRAIGNE

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WHY THE DOHA DEVELOPMENT AGENDA? •

Strengthening the multilateral trading system ● versus unilateralism ● framing the RTA’s

Supporting the dynamics of trade liberalization and rulessetting (world growth and effective domestic policies)

DDA part of a global agenda (Monterrey - Joburg MDR’s) towards coherence between: ● North South convergence ● sustainability


CANCUN: a milestone on the way to the DOHA ROUND conclusion Pierre DEFRAIGNE

2.

WHAT makes CANCUN a decisive step? •

Need for a new momentum (world economy and multilateralism)

bringing the DC’s to the heart of the world economy

ensuring WTO legitimacy with respect to the civil society (values and interests compatibility)


CANCUN: a milestone on the way to the DOHA ROUND conclusion Pierre DEFRAIGNE

3.

CANCUN’s Ministerial Conference •

preparation (Mini Ministerials and EU leadership)

the issues at stake • market access (agri, non agri, services) • rules (Singapore issues, DSU, AD/AS) • crutial items: drugs, SDT


CANCUN: a milestone on the way to the DOHA ROUND conclusion Pierre DEFRAIGNE

4.

CANCUN PROSPECTS •

a make or break deal

what if? • is there a B-plan? • what about the bilateral route?

cancun: a milestone on the way to the doha round conclusion  

this presentation was commissioned by the trade and integration network of the regional policy dialogue for the v hemispheric meeting celebr...

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