From Cancún to Geneva: Were the Optimists or Pessimists Right?

TRADE POLICY RESEARCH 2004, pp. 1-26, John M. Curtis and Dan Ciuriak, eds., Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, 2004

26 Pages Posted: 6 Feb 2010 Last revised: 9 Feb 2010

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Ailish Johnson

Carleton University

Dan Ciuriak

Ciuriak Consulting Inc.; Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI); C.D. Howe Institute; Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada; BKP Development Research & Consulting GmbH

Date Written: 2004

Abstract

On December 11-12, 2003, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade convened an informal roundtable of leading observers of international trade and in-vestment for a discussion of the prospects for the Doha Development Agenda in light of the developments at the Fifth Minis-terial Conference of the World Trade Organization at Cancún, Mexico, in September 2003. The objective of the roundtable was to obtain views on the prospects for the Doha Round, taking into account both the negotiating agenda and the geopolitical and international macroeconomic context, to discuss emerging issues that might affect the direction of the negotiations, and to identify areas where analytic work might facilitate further progress. Against the background of the collapse of negotiations at Cancún, this note provides a thematic summary of the discussions; a postscript compares and contrasts the expectations of trade policy specialists post-Cancún and the actual outcome at Geneva at the end of July 2004.

Keywords: WTO, Doha Development Agenda

JEL Classification: F13

Suggested Citation

Johnson, Ailish and Ciuriak, Dan, From Cancún to Geneva: Were the Optimists or Pessimists Right? (2004). TRADE POLICY RESEARCH 2004, pp. 1-26, John M. Curtis and Dan Ciuriak, eds., Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1548952 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1548952

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