Analytical Note, June 2003

Ministerial-Level Meetings and their Outcomes as Legal Instruments.

This paper argues that taking into account the history of the GATT/WTO system and the current context of the negotiations, developing countries should push for the adoption of a Ministerial Declaration in Cancún that incorporates decisions or mandates regarding their subjects of interest and pushes forward their development agenda, rather than agreeing to any other outcome that may fail to redress the disarray in which the “development” component of the Doha work program has fallen into.


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