With the multilateral model increasingly undermined by accusations of unfairness and proliferation of extra-organisation bilateral agreements, the relevance of the WTO has been called into question, John Weekes reports
In November 2001 ministers from over 140 World Trade Organisation (WTO) member governments launched a new effort at multilateral trade liberalisation and law-making called the Doha Development Agenda. This negotiation, set to conclude at the end of next year, faces a critical mid-term review by WTO Ministers at their fifth conference in Cancun, Mexico in September. Having missed virtually every deadline so far, ministers need desperately what the recent summit of G-8 leaders in Evian, France called “an agreed framework for finalising the negotiations”.
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