The World Trading System: Doha and Beyond

Published: 2008    |    By: John M. Curtis    |    Volume 65, No. 2


International trade and the trading system are undergoing major changes. While the Doha Round of negotiations, focussed on agriculture, tariffs, and trade facilitation continues in Geneva well into its seventh year, and new regional or bilateral trade arrangements make headlines regularly, realities on the ground, particularly the proliferation of global value chains and the changed dynamics of economic power relationships, suggest that future international trade negotiations will have to include important issues that have not been on the Doha table

About the Author

John M. Curtis, formerly the Chief Economist, Department Foreign Affairs and International Trade, is currently a Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), and Visiting Adjunct Professor at McGill and Queen’s Universities.