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WTO Public Forum - Panel session on " Looking beyond MC9 – how to deal with reciprocity and flexibility in moving forward on the DDA?" organised by the European Commission's Directorate General for Trade

  • Date: 03/10/2013, 09:00 – 10:30 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Room S2, WTO Headquarters, William Rappard Centre, Rue de Lausanne 154, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Registration closes on : 30/09/2013 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 03/10/2013, 09:00 – 10:30 (registration closed)
  • Location: Room S2, WTO Headquarters, William Rappard Centre, Rue de Lausanne 154, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Registration closes on : 30/09/2013 12:00

The session will discuss the findings of the report produced by the WTO's 'Panel on Defining the Future of Trade'. The recently released report emphasises the multiple challenges of bringing the positions of WTO members closer together. This 'convergence' is key to making progress on the Doha agenda and in the WTO more broadly beyond MC9.

The report suggests taking a fresh look at the issue and sets out a new approach to managing reciprocity and flexibility. The proposed method takes into account the different levels of development of WTO members. It suggests a more dynamic approach and considers in detail the economic development of particular sectors and sub-sectors within countries.

This session is a first opportunity to discuss the report's recommendations and how they might help unlock core negotiations on market access and subsidies. Participants can also discuss when and how WTO members should move ahead on the core negotiations.
 
Moderator:

Mr Denis Redonnet, Head of Unit, Trade Strategy, Directorate-General for Trade, European Commission

Speakers:

Mr Carlos Braga, Director, Evian Group, and Professor, International Political Economy, IMD

Mr Patrick Low, Vice-President of Research in the Fung Global Institute, Former Chief economist of the WTO

Mr Sébastien Jean, Director, Centre d’études prospectives et d’informations internationales (CEPII) and Senior Scientist, INRA

Mr Ricardo Melendez-Ortiz, Chief executive, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

Mr Joakim Reiter, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Sweden to the WTO

For further information and updates on the WTO Public Forum 2013, click here
 

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