Breaking the Seattle Deadlock

Wang, Zhen Kun and Winters, L Alan (2000) Breaking the Seattle Deadlock. Unset. Royal Institute of International Affairs.

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The failure of the WTO Ministerial meeting in Seattle was a big blow to those who see trade liberalization as an important component of economic management and development. The immediate priority is to restore good faith among WTO members and confidence in the WTO. Wang and Winters argue that the developing countries have to be brought much more securely into the trading system, with greater attention being paid to their needs. Developed countries also need to review and revise their widely disparate agendas and start to bridge their differences. WTO members need to agree to procedural reform of the WTO and to improve its performance as an intergovernmental institution.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Unset)
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > Economics
Depositing User: L.Alan Winters
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 21:22
Last Modified: 22 May 2013 10:37
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