Information Exchange and Observer Status: The World Trade Organisation and Multilateral Environmental Agreements.

By Konrad von Moltke on August 12, 2003
This report, prepared for the EU China Programme for China's Accession to the WTO, administered by the German GTZ, looks at the issue of observer status for multilateral environmental agreements in the WTO. Negotiations on this issue are mandated by paragraph 31 of the Doha Ministerial Declaration but little analytic attention has thus far been given to this issue. It turns out that the question raises delicate issues concerning inter-organizational relations but that pragmatic solutions appear to be available. Reproduced here with permission.

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IISD, 2003