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Taking the Doha Language Seriously: The WTO as if Sustainable Development Really Mattered

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Taking the Doha Language Seriously: The WTO as if Sustainable Development Really Mattered

This paper, written for the Royal Institute of International Affairs conference: Sustainable Development in the New Trade Round: Trade, Investment and Environment after Doha, Chatham House, London, May 13-14, 2002, argues that the language of the Doha Declaration is strongly in favour of sustainable development as a goal for the multilateral trading system, and asks what the organizational and rules-based implications are if we actually take that objective seriously.

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