Analytical Note, September 2004
From Doha to the July 2004 Framework Package.
On 31 July 2004, the WTO General Council decided to establish a framework for continued negotiations under the Doha Work Programme set out in the Doha Ministerial Declaration (DMD, WT/MIN(01)/DEC/1) of 2001. This note seeks to present a content analysis of the WTO General Council Decision of 31 July 2004 (WT/GC/W/535).
The analysis of the main text of the July Decision in the first part of this Analytical Note is arranged according to the substantive issue areas identified in the DMD for either negotiations or discussions as linked to the relevant texts in the July 2004 General Council Decision.
For ease of use, the Analytical Note has been divided into four main parts. Part I analyzes the main text of the July Decision, followed by Parts II, III, and IV, devoted to the analysis of Annex A (Agriculture), Annex B (Non-Agricultural Market Access), and Annex D (Trade Facilitation), respectively, of the July Decision.
It is hoped that this note will be useful to readers as the implementation of the mandates in the July Decision proceed after the summer of 2004.
This article was tagged: Agriculture, Doha Development Round, Market Access, Non-Agricultural Market Access (NAMA), Services, Singapore Issues, Special and Differential Treatment, Technology Transfer, Trade Facilitation, World Trade Organization (WTO)