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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.

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Will the Doha Round Deliver for Development?

The Doha Round was launched in 2001 without a great deal of enthusiasm among developing countries. From their perspective, the Uruguay Round outcome was unbalanced in two ways: the anticipated benefits fell far short of expectations and developed countries were the main beneficiaries. Developing countries also found it too costly to implement some of the agreements reached.

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