Intro Trade of industrial goods Trade in services Trade in agricultural goods Trade and the Environement
Introduction The Doha Development Round of World Trade Organization negotiations aims to lower trade barriers around the world, permitting free trade between countries.World Trade Organizationtrade barriers free trade The Doha round : Doha, Qatar in 2001, in Cancún, Mexico (2003), and Hong Kong, China (2005).DohaQatarCancúnMexico Hong Kong, China The EU is one of the key players in the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
Market access for industrial goods The EU wants to do away with high tariffs, tariff peaks and tariff escalation to increase trading opportunities, both for north-south as for south-south trade. The EU is encouraging developed countries to provide to Least Developed Countries (LDCs) with: ·Duty Free and Quota Free (DFQF) ·Round for Free the EU has proposed to apply a non-linear Swiss formula, achieving deeper cuts on higher tariffsSwiss formula
Trade in Services: Market access negotiations on services will benefit businesses as well as consumers world-wide. EU wants to encourage service trade Market access negotiations on services In its offers, the EU has put a strong focus on business services. The EU pursues a gradual liberalization of the global trade in services both at multilateral level through the GATS negotiations in the WTO and at bilateral/regional level.
Trade in agricultural goods Europe is the biggest importer of agricultural goods worldwide, it imports from developing countries as much as the US, Japan, Canada, Australia and New Zealand taken together agricultural goods The European Union is determined to reduce all forms of domestic support provided to farmers in developed countries, eliminate export subsidies by 2013 and lower tariff for agriculture products imports. This should put an end to alleged unfair competition to developing countries' agriculture export.
Trade and the Environment Protecting the environment, social development, and consumer concerns are key elements of the Doha.environment EU is working on: ·Improving market access for environmental goods and services so that these would be more easily available and at lower prices; many such goods and services are central to the successful implementation of environmental policies, e.g. for energy efficiency and waste water treatment. ·The EU wants the international community to make sure both trade and environmental laws work together to support sustainable development.