G8 Evian Chair's Summary

Sectors : Employment and Training, International trade: market access, subsidies and aid for trade, Health systems, medicines and regulation
Organisation : G8
Date made: 
2003
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Commitments in: Trade - International trade: market access, subsidies and aid for trade

“1. Strengthening Growth World−Wide... We reaffirm our commitment to multilateral co−operation, to achieve the objectives and overall timetable set out in the Doha Development Agenda as reflected in our Action Plan on Trade, and to implement sound macro−economic policies supportive of growth, while ensuring domestic and external sustainability. Our common responsibility is to raise growth in our own economies, and thus contribute to a stronger global economy.

As this contribution should rely more strongly on structural reforms and flexibility, we therefore reaffirm our commitment to:
− implement structural reforms of labour, product and capital markets;
− implement pension and health care reforms, as we face a common challenge of ageing populations;
− raise productivity through education and lifelong learning and by creating an environment where entrepreneurship can thrive, fostering competition and promoting public and private investment in knowledge and innovation;
− strengthen investor confidence by improving corporate governance, enhancing market discipline and increasing transparency;
− the principles of our Declaration on Fostering Growth and Promoting a Responsible Market Economy, accompanied with specific actions to improve transparency and to fight corruption more effectively, including a specific initiative on extractive industries...”

Scope: 
International