Trade-Related Subsidies - Bridging the North-South Divide

By Anantha K Duraiappah on November 3, 2003
This summary provides an overview of the initial five papers produced under the Van Lennep Subsides Initiative. The goals of the Van Lennep Subsidies Initiative are; (1) to establish a process to resolve subsidy-related differences between developed and developing countries in a constructive, transparent and equitable manner; (2) to defuse the present antagonistic and suspicious attitudes towards the WTO on the issue of subsidies; and (3) to build research capacity in the participating developing countries to identify the priority, trade-related subsidy issues affecting them, and to develop policy approaches to address these priorities.

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IISD, 2003