Doha round failed because too few countries needed it to succeed

The WTO outcome does not augur well for areas where other global decisions need to be taken, such as migration, climate change and nuclear proliferation, writes Alan Matthews.

2nd August, 2008

The WTO outcome does not augur well for areas where other global decisions need to be taken, such as migration, climate change and nuclear proliferation, writes Alan Matthews.

The immediate cause of the breakdown of the WTO Doha Round trade talks in Geneva last week may have been the failure by the United States, India and China to agree on a mechanism to protect developing country farmers from a sudden surge in food imports.

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