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Is there a future after Doha?

Vol. 3, No. 1, December 2007
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Kurt Hübner, University of British-Columbia, Vancouver

Agriculture is definitely at the top of developmental issues that must be solved if there is to be a future beyond Doha. A new global trade regime, however, needs to go beyond agriculture and deal with the pressing issues of a global economy characterized by unevenness and inequality. Such an agenda would have to simultaneously address the re-establishing of the principle of multilateralism that is endangered not only by regional agreements but also by non-governmental organizations fighting for labour and environmental standards.