After Hong Kong

Some Key Trade Issues for Developing Countries

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After the Hong Kong meetings in December 2005, what are the key trade and development issues that face developing countries in the closing stages of the Doha Round? Leading economic analysts, including Nobel laureate Joseph E Stiglitz, examine the detailed issues that developing country negotiators must understand. As always, the devil lies in the detail, and it is at the detailed level that the costs and benefits of trade agreements will be determined. Essential reading for policy-makers, government officials, scholars and students interested in the making and conduct of international trade negotiations and policy.



Implications of the Hong Kong Ministerial Declaration on Duty-free and Quota-free Access for Least Developed Countries

This chapter provides an analysis of the potential implications of the statement included in the Ministerial Declaration issued at the end of the WTO Hong Kong conference, held in December 2005, to offer duty-free and quota-free market access to least developed countries. It presents the results of a desk-based study which has analysed the current market access regime applied by Canada, the EU, Japan and the USA to imports from LDCs.


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