Doha Round Briefing Series - Issue 13 of 13 - Special and Differential Treatment

By IISD, ICTSD on February 25, 2003
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The thirteenth of a series prepared by the International Institute for Sustainable Development and the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development. One of the most contentious issues to face the multilateral trading system is the debate over differentiated rights and obligations between developed and developing countries. While it is now generally agreed that countries at lower levels of development should be accorded more favourable treatment, the form and content of such treatment remains hotly contested.

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IISD and ICTSD, 2003