DOHA SUMMIT

Keith Nuthall
MEMBER countries of the World Trade Organisation have agreed to speed up the implementation of the Agreement on Textiles and Clothing, in a bid to mollify criticism from developing world governments that their exporters have not benefited from the ATC as widely as the had hoped.

Meeting at the WTO summit in Doha, Qatar, ministers agreed that the Council for Trade in Goods would draw up proposals to widen quotas as far as possible to take into account the expansion in trade since the ATC was agreed in 1994. This would particularly apply ...


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