4 June, 2014
The WTO released its Annual Report on 28-5-2014. Not surprisingly, the ‘Bali Package’ has been highlighted as an important milestone in negotiations. The WTO is now 159 member strong – notable new entrants being, Russia, Laos and Tajikistan. Yemen is also joining the WTO to take the tally to 160.
On dispute settlement, the report states that although the number fell as compared...
The WTO Public Forum sessions were held in Geneva from 19th to 21st September, 2011. The last day was devoted to debates on development, environment, patents and the internet. In the 33rd Session on ‘The Doha Round and Multilateralism: Stakes for LDCs and SVEs”, the panelists agreed that the failures of the Doha Development Agenda (DDA) cannot dominate the whole multilateral trading system, and...
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