DOHA DEVELOPMENT AGENDA: TRADE NEGOTIATIONS COMMITTEE
The Trade Negotiations Committee (TNC) operates under the authority of the General Council.
It was set up by the Doha Declaration, which in turn assigned it to create subsidiary negotiating bodies to handle individual negotiating subjects.
The current chair is .
News of the Trade Negotiations Committee
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“The overall conduct of the negotiations shall be supervised by a Trade Negotiations Committee under the authority of the General Council. The Trade Negotiations Committee shall hold its first meeting not later than 31 January 2002. It shall establish appropriate negotiating mechanisms as required and supervise the progress of the negotiations.”
from the Doha Declaration, paragraph 46
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How the negotiations are organized
The November 2001 declaration of the Fourth Ministerial Conference in Doha, Qatar, provides the mandate for negotiations on a range of subjects, and other work including issues concerning the implementation of the present agreements.
The negotiations take place in the Trade Negotiations Committee and its subsidiaries. Other work under the work programme takes place in other WTO councils and committees.