G-20 London Summit commitment

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April 2009
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Commitment

Reaffirmed the G-20 commitment made in November 2008 to a successful conclusion to the Doha Round and to reject protectionism. The pledge to rectify any protectinist measures was extended to the end of 2010.

Target

  • Conclude Doha Round (not new target)
  • Reject protectionism and rectify any such measures by end of 2010

Progress

  • Doha Round negotiations are at an impasse. For more on the Doha Round, click here.
  • Protectionism is increasing and the commitment to roll back export restrictions has not been followed.

Gap

  • Doha Round still to be concluded.
  • Protectionism is increasing and the commitment to roll back export restrictions has not been followed.

Additionality

Not new commitments; see Doha Development Agenda and G-20 Washington Summit commitment on protectionism.

Download the Summit Communique here [pdf]