The Doha Round of trade talks was suspended following the inability of the key players to find a mutually satisfactory agreement. One contributory factor to the problems the negotiations have faced has been the significant improvement in developing countries’ awareness of the costs and benefits of the offers being made, as a result of a huge expansion in the availability of economic analyses being performed by a diverse array of agencies, much of it focused specifically on the effects on developing countries. While in the Uruguay Round and before many developing countries had little understanding of what the various agreements entailed, this is no longer the case. As a consequence, the EU and the United States have been unable to force through a bilaterally agreed deal, as was the usual practice in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) rounds.
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Journal of World Trade|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|