Tag: WTO

DOHA WTO MINISTERIAL : MINISTERIAL DECLARATION-2001

The multilateral trading system embodied in the World Trade Organization has contributed significantly to economic growth, development and employment throughout the past fifty years. We are determined, particularly in the light of the global economic slowdown, to maintain the process of reform and liberalization of trade policies, thus ensuring that the system plays its full part in promoting recovery, growth and development. We therefore strongly reaffirm the principles and objectives set out in the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization, and pledge to reject the use of protectionism.

WTO Agreement on Agriculture-1993

The implementation of the Agreement on Agriculture started with effect from 1.1.1995. As per the provisions of the Agreement, the developed countries were to complete their reduction commitments within 6 years, i.e., by the year 2000, whereas the commitments of the developing countries were to be completed within 10 years, i.e., by the year 2004. The least developed countries were not required to make any reductions.

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994

The provisions in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, dated 30 October 1947, annexed to the Final Act Adopted at the Conclusion of the Second Session of the Preparatory Committee of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Employment (excluding the Protocol of Provisional Application), as rectified, amended or modified by the terms of legal instruments which have entered into force before the date of entry into force of the WTO Agreement;