> Development aspects
of the Doha Round
in the Doha Declaration
5th Ministerial Conference, 2003 (in Mexico):
1 January 2005:
part of single undertaking, end of negotiations
Introduction > back to top
Negotiations are taking place within the Negotiating Group on
Rules (NGR) which reports to the Trade Negotiations Committee (TNC).
For information on the issues under discussion, see the
Secretariat's study entitled Compendium of Issues related to
Regional Trade Agreements
TN/RL/W/8/Rev.1 (in MS Word 31 pages; 210 KB).
With regard to negotiations on procedural issues relating to RTAs,
on 14 December 2006, the General Council established on a
provisional basis a new
transparency mechanism for all RTAs.
The new transparency mechanism was negotiated in the Negotiating
Group on Rules and is implemented on a provisional basis. Members
are to review, and if necessary modify, the decision, and replace
it by a permanent mechanism adopted as part of the overall results
of the Doha Round. This review is currently taking place in the Negotiating Group on Rules.
2006 General Council Decision on the
Transparency Mechanism for RTAs > back to top
Negotiating Group’s work and official documents