Seattle and Sustainable Development

By Mark Halle on January 15, 2002
Among the different opinions on what happened at the Third WTO Ministerial Meeting in Seattle, one point seems to rally everyone -- that Seattle changed things for good. Seattle represented the demise of the old way of preparing and conducting multilateral trade negotiations. Whatever ways are encountered to take the multilateral trade agenda forward, they are unlikely to bear much resemblance to the approach followed in the past.

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