The unclear fate of the Doha Round

Indonesian Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan speaking during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra on 12 October 2012. At the WTO Mini Ministerial Meeting of Trade Ministers held on 26 January 2013, he affirmed that Indonesia will help produce an agreement that can regain the world’s trust in the multilateral trade system. (Photo: AAP)

Author: Geethanjali Nataraj, ORF

The 8th World Chambers Congress of the International Chamber of Commerce World Chambers Federation held in Doha, Qatar, on 25 April gave hope for the conclusion to the Doha Round.

The Congress began with a call to break the 12-year-old deadlock on the Round. On the opening day of the event, all the international leaders, including 2000 business delegates, pledged to revive the Doha Round negotiations for the purpose of equitable development. Read more…