Analytical Note, October 2006

The Suspension of the WTO DDA Negotiations: Scenarios and identification of pressure points for Developing Countries.

This note identifies some opportunities and challenges that the suspension of the WTO Doha negotiations has created for developing countries. In fact, an early identification of pressure points in the negotiations can contribute to the preparedness of developing country delegations for the time negotiations resume. To assist in the identification of such pressure points, this note is structured around three main possible scenarios for the negotiations: (1) Quick resumption and conclusion, (2) Slower resumption or early harvest, and (3) Hibernation or collapse of the round.


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