Developing Countries and the WTO Agriculture Negotiations

CIGI Working Paper No. 6

40 Pages Posted: 28 Apr 2006

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Jennifer Clapp

University of Waterloo - Faculty of Environmental Studies & Chair in International Governance (CIGI)

Date Written: March 2006

Abstract

The Doha 'Development' Round of trade negotiations at the WTO has featured agricultural trade liberalization as one of its key aims. But developing countries were frustrated with both the process and the content of the agricultural agreement negotiations early on in the Round. This prompted these countries, through a number of developing country groupings such as the G-20 and others, to call for changes in the talks to ensure that developing country voices and concerns were heard. Though developing countries were in many ways successful in registering their concerns in the latter half of the negotiations and have maintained a fairly high degree of cohesion across the Global South, it remains unclear whether this cohesion will last as the uneven impacts of agricultural trade liberalization become apparent.

Keywords: Doha Development Round, trade negotiations, agriculture, WTO, developing countries

Suggested Citation

Clapp, Jennifer, Developing Countries and the WTO Agriculture Negotiations (March 2006). CIGI Working Paper No. 6, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=894947 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.894947

Jennifer Clapp (Contact Author)

University of Waterloo - Faculty of Environmental Studies & Chair in International Governance (CIGI) ( email )

Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1
Canada

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