Eight Broken Promises: Why the WTO isn't working for the worlds poor

Publication date

01 Oct 2001

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Hypocrisy and double standards characterise the behaviour of industrialised countries towards poorer countries in world trade. This briefing paper identifies eight broken promises made by the rich to the poor. At the forthcoming World Trade Organisation summit in Doha, the biggest global meeting on trade since Seattle, WTO members must end the cycle of broken promises and build the foundations of a more equitable world trading system.