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Negotiations on trade and the environment

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The negotiations on trade and the environment are part of the Doha Development Agenda launched at the Fourth WTO Ministerial Conference in Doha, Qatar, in November 2001. The overarching objective is to enhance the mutual support of trade and environmental policies.

The Doha mandate
Hong Kong Ministerial Declaration

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See also:
Development aspects of the Doha Round

The negotiations focus on three main themes:

These discussions take place in “Special Sessions” of the Committee on Trade and Environment.

Current chairperson

The issue of fisheries subsidies is also part of the Doha negotiations on trade and the environment. It is being addressed as part of the negotiations on Rules.


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  • Proposals submitted by Members (Document code TN/TE/W*)    > search    > help
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