Analytical Note, October 2008
The WTO’s July 2008 Mini-Ministerial: Agriculture, NAMA, Process Issues and the Road Ahead.
This paper outlines the main events which took place during the WTO’s July mini-Ministerial. It goes on to provide a discussion of the key issues that were important in that meeting – agriculture, cotton, the non-agriculture market access negotiations, as well as systemic process concerns.
It concludes with some thoughts on the challenges confronting developing countries – high food prices, livelihoods and climate change, and the implications these challenges pose for the WTO.
This article was tagged: Agriculture, De-industrialization, Food Security, Import Surge, Market Access, Ministerial Conference, Non-Agricultural Market Access (NAMA), Safeguards, Tariffs, Trade for Development, Trade Liberalization, World Trade Organization (WTO)