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