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negotiations aim to reduce or eliminate tariffs, including tariff
peaks, high tariffs, tariff escalation and non-tariff barriers for
non-agricultural goods, in particular on products of export
interest to developing countries. The product coverage shall be
comprehensive and without a priori exclusions. Special and
Differential treatment for developing and least developed Members
shall be fully taken into account, including through less than
full reciprocity in the reduction commitments and measures to
assist LDCs to participate effectively in the negotiations.
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Negotiations Committee's market access
negotiations, use the code TN/MA/* (where * takes additional values).
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of the meetings of the
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- Chairperson’s reports to the Trade Negotiations Committee (Document code
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Negotiating Group’s work back to top
The current chair is
Work is ongoing to update and complete the information in the
Integrated Data Base (IDB).
first step, Members have agreed to identify difficulties
encountered by their exporters when exporting to various markets.
Discussions will be pursued on the scope of NTBs to be addressed
by this Negotiating Group.
Paragraph 31 (iii) of the Doha Ministerial Declaration foresees that
negotiations be held “on the reduction or, as appropriate,
elimination of tariff and non-tariff barriers to environmental
goods …”. At the first meeting of the Committee on Trade and
Environment Special Session, held in March 2002, there was
broad support for the idea that the negotiations on environmental
goods be conducted by the Negotiating Group on Market Access.
> Negotiations on trade and environment
Special and Differential treatment
The Secretariat organized a “Market Access Seminar”
in May 2002 in order to identify better the issues under
negotiations. Three issues in particular were discussed: Tariffs,
NTBs and Databases.
Appropriate studies prepared by the Secretariat
As requested by the Members, the Secretariat has prepared
different technical studies in order to address the issues under
negotiation. Among others, there are studies on Members' tariff
profiles, formula approaches to negotiations and data availability
and software tools for tariff negotiations. The complete updated
list of studies can be retrieved from the search link below.
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complete and updated list of the written documents submitted by
the Members, which includes proposals, communications and
contributions, can be retrieved from the search link below.