WTO And International Trade
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Preface Since the publication of the first edition of this book, much activity has gone holding the Millennium Round of Trade Negotiations. The Fourth Ministerial Meeting on Multilateral Trade Negotiations ultimately took place during 9-14 November 2001 at Doha. There were wide divergences between the developed and developing countries on the agenda and these groups tried to push through their agenda the developed countries trying to rope in the Singapore issues, while the developing countries resisting the same, laying emphasis on the implementation issues arising out of the Uruguay Round Agreements. Even amongst the developed countries, there were divergences in approach the U.S. wanted to include labor standards and retention of the existing IPR regime, while the E.U. vehemently opposing the phasing out of subsidies in