A new ICTSD agricultural negotiations update is released
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CTA. 2003. A new ICTSD agricultural negotiations update is released. Agritrade, October 2003. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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An update on the state of the WTO agricultural negotiations was released by the...
An update on the state of the WTO agricultural negotiations was released by the ICTSD in August 2003, reviewing the situation on the eve of the Cancun Ministerial. It outlined the agenda for agricultural talks established under the Doha agreement and reviewed a number of issues which have emerged in the interim (e.g. the west and central Africa cotton initiative). The review covered the gulf in the positions of different parties on basic issues such as the future of the various 'boxes' for agricultural support, the content and scope of 'special and differential treatment', which non-trade concerns should be addressed and how. It summarised the different positions on market access, export competition and domestic support, and also reviewed a range of other issues that have emerged, including the problem of implementation. The ICTSD also provide a number of other reviews of the general state of negotiations on the eve of the Cancun Ministerial meeting. Comment: This text provides a useful review of the state of agricultural negotiations on the eve of the Cancun Ministerial negotiations, giving significant background to the failure of the Cancun Ministerial meeting.