The 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 .

See also:    > July 2008 package     > Previous negotiations    > The Uruguay Round    > The Doha Ministerial Conference
    > Trade topics    > Ministerial conferences    > General Council    > Aid for Trade

How the negotiations are organized
The Doha Agenda








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Mandate  back to top

“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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The latest negotiating drafts circulated to Members