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Working Group on Trade and Transfer of Technology

The Working Group on Transfer of Technology was established by the Ministers in Doha and aims to examine the relationship between trade and the transfer of technology from developed to developing countries, and ways to increase the flow of technology to developing countries. The current chair is .

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The mandate back to top

A number of provisions in the WTO agreements mention the need for a transfer of technology to take place between developed and developing countries.

However, it is not clear how such a transfer takes place in practice and if specific measures might be taken within the WTO to encourage such flows of technology.

WTO ministers decided in Doha to establish a working group to examine the issue. The working group will report to the General Council which itself will report to the next Ministerial Conference.

Click for Doha Development Agenda gatewayThe Doha mandate
The Doha mandate explained
Hong Kong Ministerial Declaration

 

Work and documents of the Working Group on Trade and Transfer of Technology back to top

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 Trade and Transfer of Technology events

Workshop on Trade and Transfer of Technology (16 June 2014)