From Doha to Cancun

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This paper brings together articles relating to key issues of trade liberalisation under negotiation in the Doha Development Round. The focus is on the likely direction and outcome of negotiations on each issue and how the proposed outcomes could affect developing countries. Published as part of the Secretariat’s efforts to prepare developing countries for multilateral trade negotiations, this title aims to bring fresh perspectives to the negotiations in Geneva.



Special and Differential Treatment

For many the Uruguay Round heralded the end of the road for special and differential treatment. The popularity of the theories that had underpinned it in the GATT was in decline and the provisions in the WTO Agreement were seen as a transitional phase leading to the eventual disappearance of special treatment for particular types of members.


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