The ongoing negotiations at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) are a chance for developing countries to tackle the imbalances in existing WTO rules which have denied them a fair share of the benefits of international trade. This book looks at how they can best make use of this opportunity, within the negotiating parameters that have been set. It makes detailed suggestions on negotiating positions the developing countries can take to advance their interests and guard against the risk of even more inequitable new commitments. It also considers ways to create a negotiating environment in the WTO that is fairer for poor and rich countries alike. The options presented will help developing countries to select appropriate strategies and to evaluate outcomes.
Bhagirath Lal Das is one of the world's leading authorities on the WTO. He was India's ambassador to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), and served as director of international trade programmes at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). He is now an advisor and consultant. He has previously written four books on the World Trade Organization (WTO), all published with Zed.