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Abbott, Roderick
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ECIPE Policy Brief No. 4/2009
This Policy Brief concerns the troubled state of the Doha Round. The classical model for a multilateral trade negotiation (as developed from the GATT years and commonly called a Round) would include trade liberalisation through tariff reductions and elimination of non-tariff barriers, with an expectation of active participation by around 40 countries who would collectively account for 90% of world trade. Many GATT members were thus peripheral to the process. Among other consequences this led to skewed results with much less progress in areas where developing countries had a major interest, but where the main players had a defensive attitude such as agriculture and textiles.
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