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WTO and the Doha Round: The Way Forward

April 6-7, 2006

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The Doha Round of Negotiations is now at a critical juncture. While Members are convinced that the successful conclusion of the Doha Development Agenda will be in their collective interests and hence keen that the 2006 deadline is not missed, talks seems to have reached a plateau. India’s active role in Hong Kong has been recognized by all; India has now the opportunity to play an effective role in resolving the current impasse in agriculture, and further the negotiations in non-agricultural market access and services.

It is in this context Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) organised a one-and-half day International Conference on WTO and the Doha Round: The Way Forward, on April 6 and 7, 2006 at the ITPO Conference Hall, New Delhi. This conference brought together leading academicians, policy analysts, policy makers, experts and trade-negotiators to interact and brainstorm and find a way forward for a successful conclusion of the ongoing Round. The Hon’ble Commerce and Industry Minister of India, Mr. Kamal Nath inaugurated the Conference, and also delivered the Valedictory Address. Mr Pascal Lamy, Director General of the WTO gave a special address at the inaugural session.

The Conference was sponsored by the Sir Ratan Tata Trust (SRTT) and supported by the Ministry of Commerce.

Special Address
: Mr. Pascal Lamy, Director General, WTO – View speech

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