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PUBLICATION DATE: December 17, 2010 PRODUCT #: 711043-HCB-ENG
Stalemate at the WTO TRIPS, Agricultural Subsidies, and the Doha Round case solution
This note examines disputes over intellectual property enforcement and agricultural trade barriers at the middle of the Doha Round of World Trade Organization (WTO) discussions.
Fundamental principles of agricultural subsidies and intellectual property rights are described, together with the challenges of managing and producing multilateral associations. The note starts with a simple history of multilateral negotiations under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), subsequently describes crucial events of the Doha Round that started in 2001, as well as the WTO’s dispute resolution procedure.
A stalemate has developed between developing and developed nations in WTO discussions, resulting in the proliferation of bilateral arrangements. The note challenges readers to come up with an educated position on the economic gains as well as global trade government and political tradeoffs related to decreased trade barriers as well as the removal of domestic subsidies.