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The International Food and Agricultural Trade Policy Council  (IPC) presents:

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WTO negotiators must create a solid and specific agricultural framework that builds on the valuable commitments made by key countries

By: IPC Chairman, Robert L. Thompson and Vice Chairman, Piet Bukman

On June 14, Robert L. Thompson of the United States, Chairman of the International Food & Agricultural Trade Policy Council (IPC), and Piet Bukman of the Netherlands, IPC Vice-Chairman, issued a joint statement calling on agricultural negotiators to build on progress made in recent talks. Thompson and Bukman emphasized that the WTO agricultural negotiations framework, expected by the end of July, must go further than a simple restatement of the Doha Mandate, agreed to at the launch of the Doha Round of WTO negotiations nearly four years ago.   They agree that recent offers from key countries have cleared the way for negotiators to create a framework that goes significantly beyond where things now stand.

This document represents the opinions of the authors only. While the statements reflect discussions at the 33rd IPC Plenary Meeting, May 15-16, 2004 in Brussels, Belgium, they should not be attributed to any other individual IPC Member.

 

WTO negotiators must create a solid and specific agricultural framework that builds on the valuable commitments made by key countries .pdf file

Summary of the framework statement .pdf file

 

Related Press Releases and Other Resources:

 

14 June, 2004: News Release: Ag Leaders See Opportunity for Progress - English/French

 

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