COMMENT: Doha, development and the agriculture issue: Let’s get real! [Charles Barclay Roger]

The Doha ‘Development’ Round has been stalled for years, mainly, but no means exclusively, over the use of agricultural subsidies

(PDF) by the OECD countries. For the Round to be truly ‘development-friendly’, argue developing countries, these ‘distortions’ to the world’s agricultural markets must be removed. Yet, if they are really serious about development, developing countries should lower barriers to agricultural goods as well – an issue that has received far less attention than it deserves.

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