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DOHA DEVELOPMENT AGENDA: 2 NOVEMBER 2010, GENEVA

  

Workshop on Recent Analyses of the Doha Round

The purpose of the workshop is to take a look at recent work that seeks to evaluate the trade policy changes that might be in prospect from a completed Doha Round and what the impact would be of such changes.

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Programme

2 November 2010

08:45-09:00

Welcome and introduction

  • Speakers:
    Alejandro Jara (WTO)
    Ricardo Melendez Ortiz (ICTSD)
    Aaditya Mattoo (World Bank)
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Session 1


09:00-10:00

What's at stake in Agriculture and NAMA?

  • Moderator: Alexander Keck (WTO)

Implications of the Doha modalities for tariffs and economic welfare

Assessing the potential cost of a failed Doha Round

Discussion

  

Session 2


10:30-11:30

What's at stake in Services and Trade Facilitation?

  • Moderator: Will Martin (World Bank)

Services in Doha: What's on the table?

Assessing the benefits of Trade Facilitation

Discussion

  

Session 3


11:30-12:30

Quantifying the benefits from a wider Doha agenda

  • Moderator: Miguel Rodriguez Mendoza (ICTSD)

The economic impact of a potential Doha outcome

Figuring out the Doha Round

  • Speaker: Jeffrey Schott (Peterson Institute)

Discussion

  

Session 4


14:00-15:00

Assessing other elements of the Doha Round

  • Moderator: Christophe Bellmann (ICTSD)

Environmental aspects of a successful Doha deal (environmental goods and services, subsidy reductions in agriculture, fisheries and transport)

New and improved trade rules

  • Speaker: André Sapir (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

Discussion

  

Session 5


15:30-17:00

Systemic issues of a Doha failure

  • Moderator: Patrick Low (WTO)

What are the real gains of a successful Doha Round?

  • Speaker: Pankaj Ghemawat (IESE Business School)
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Prospects for the global trading system

  • Speaker: Eduardo Pérez Motta (Federal Commission on Competition, Mexico)

Discussion

17:00-18:00

SUMMING UP AND ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: How can policy-makers use these analyses and what other information do they need?

  • Moderator: Pascal Lamy (WTO)
  • Speakers:
    Roberto Carvalho de Azevêdo (Brazil)
    John Clarke (European Union)
    Jayant Dasgupta (India)
    Michael Punke (United States)
    Shree Servansing (Mauritius)
    Sun Zhenyu (China)
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