The Doha Round: A Development Perspective
This brief provides information on the Doha Round as a "development round." This round promises to focus on trade negotiations and take full account of the interests and concerns of developing countries.
The new trade round launched at the 4th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in November 2001 in Doha is widely referred to as a "development round." It promises to place development at the heart of trade negotiations and take full account of developing countries' interests and concerns. At Doha, the Trade Ministers produced three major documents: (i) Decision on Implementation-Related Issues and Concerns, (ii) Declaration on the TRIPS (Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) Agreement and Public Health, and (iii) Ministerial Declaration. Together they are called the Doha Development Agenda, which sets the scope of negotiations and defines WTO's study and capacity building programs in the coming years.
- Implementation Issues
- Intellectual Property Rights and Public Health
- Negotiating Agenda
- Trade Liiberalization
- WTO Rules
- Trade and Environment
- Singapore Issues