Report of the Commonwealth Secretary-General 1997

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This report of the Commonwealth Secretary-General covers the period 2005 to 2007. The chapters in the report outline the range of activities undertaken by the Commonwealth in pursuant of its commitments since the Secretary-General last reported to Heads of Government in Auckland in 1995.



In Search of New Markets

The conclusion of the Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations in 1994 substantially changed world trade. The result has been the opening up of international trade to global competition. Since then, it has become imperative for countries who have enjoyed preferential access to certain markets to find new markets and diversify their products.


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