How should the WTO launch and negotiate a future round?
Title: How should the WTO launch and negotiate a future round?
Author: ODELL, John S.
Series/Number: EUI RSCAS; 2014/110; Global Governance Programme-141; Global Economics
To reduce the serious information problems they face and prepare the way, advocates should commission an independent research team to produce a comprehensive negotiation analysis before they decide to move further. Reaching an agreement on an agenda will depend on the procedural rules that apply in the agenda negotiation and the subsequent Round. They should consider four rules that seem legitimate today and most likely to help members find a joint-gain agenda. Reaching an agenda agreement could also depend in part on decisions by WTO chairs during this negotiation. Experience illustrates the potentials and possible pitfalls for them to avoid.
Subject: WTO; Trade; Negotiation; Plurilateral agreement
Type of Access: openAccess