The IMF, World Bank and the WTO
Appendix 3: Doha Development Programme: Results of Negotiations at WTO General Council, 31 Jule - August 2004 and Final Declaration of the Third Parliamentary Conference on the WTO, 24-26 November 2004
Appendix 3 BULLETIN QUOTIDIEN EUROPE (5 AUGUST 2004) Doha Development Programme: Results of Negotiations at WTO General Council During the night of 31 July to 1 August after arduous negotiation, the 147 member nations of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) adopted, in Geneva, a framework agreement to reactivate the Doha Development Programme after talks failed in Cancún in autumn 2003. The decision taken by the WTO General Council is published in our EUROPE/Documents series, in French and English. (On the subject of negotiations in Geneva, see EUROPE of 3 August, p. 4, and also 29 July, p. 5; 30 July, p. 7; and 31 July, p. 6.) ********** DRAFT GENERAL COUNCIL DECISION OF 31 JULY 2004 1. The General Council reaffirms the Ministerial Declarations and Decisions adopted at Doha and the full commitment of all Members to give effect to them. The Council emphasizes Members’ resolve to Doha. Taking into account the Ministerial Statement adopted at Cancún on 14 September 2003, and the statements by the Council Chairman and the DirectorGeneral at the Council meeting of 15–16 December 2003, the Council takes note of the report by the Chairman of the Trade Negotiations Committee (TNC) and agrees to take action as follows: (a) Agriculture: the General Council adopts the framework set out in Annex A to this document. (b) Cotton: the General Council reaffirms the importance of the Sectoral Initiative on Cotton and takes note of the parameters set out in Annex A within which the trade-related aspects...
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