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Trade for Development: Delivering on Doha's Promise
Monday, September 8, 2003 - 4:30pm
In the run-up to the Fifth World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial in Cancun, Mexico, CGD hosted a policy seminar entitled Trade for Development: Delivering on Doha's Promise. Can the member states of the WTO will deliver positive outcomes for developing countries at the Fifth Ministerial Conference? The run-up to the Cancun Ministerial Conference is a timely opportunity to address the substantive links between development and trade policies, and to energize the debate on how to best make this link in areas such as agriculture and intellectual property. The event was a forum to scrutinize the relationship between trade, development and poverty reduction, and highlight the role of the rich countries in designing trade policies more supportive of economic and social development abroad. Below you will find links to transcripts of the speakers' remarks, as well as their presentations.
Panel One. Trade for Development: An Overview
Carla Hills Chairman and CEO, Hills and Company; Former United States Trade Representative. Transcript Mdunwazi Baloyi Minister of Trade and Economics, Embassy of South Africa Transcript William Cline Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development and Institute for International Economics Presentation Jorge Quiroga Former President of Bolivia Transcript
Panel Two. Essential Medicines and Beyond: The Future of TRIPS
Eugenio Diaz-Bonilla Executive Director for Argentina and Haiti, Inter-American Development Bank; Former Project Leader, Global and Regional Trade, International Food Policy Research Institute. Presentation Charles Riemenschneider Director for North America, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization; Former Staff Director, Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. Transcript -- Presentation Edith Ssempala Ambassador of Uganda to the United States Transcript