Informal Note, September 2013

Brief on Bali Issues; Summary Evaluation and Recommendations

I. INTRODUCTION

The WTO Membership is looking at four mains areas for possible decisions in Bali; as of mid-September the issues have been categorized as follows, in the manner of a package:

(1) Trade facilitation

(2) Agriculture – a food-security related issue, TRQ administration, export competition.

(3) “Development issues” – the 28 Agreement-specific special and differential treatment (SDT) proposals; SDT monitoring mechanism

(4) LDC issues: Duty-free and quota-free market access for products originating from the LDCs; services waiver; cotton subsidies

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