Doha Development Agenda (Doha Round)

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Date of commitment: 
November 2001

Commitment

The Doha Round is the latest round of trade negotiations among the WTO membership. Its aim is to achieve major reform of the international trading system through the introduction of lower trade barriers and revised trade rules and to improve the trading prospects of developing countries.

Target

See deliverables

Progress

A breakthrough in trade negotiations was achieved in late 2013. The Bali Package included agreements on trade facilitation, agriculture, a package of decisions for the LDCs and a monitoring system on special and differential treatment provisions.

Gap

The decisions taken in Bali only cover a subset of the issues of the Doha Round, and a clearly defined programme of work to conclude the Round is yet to be completed.

Additionality

Commitment to conclude the Doha Round was reaffirmed at multiple subsequent international summits and conferences.

Full text of the Ministerial Declaration
Latest developments on the Doha Round by the WTO.