India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) 2nd Summit Joint Declaration, Tshwane, 17 October 2007

Sectors : Agricultural investment and production, International trade: market access, subsidies and aid for trade
Organisation : Other
Date made: 
2007
Level: 
Heads Of State
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“23. The leaders noted that WTO Doha Round of trade negotiations is entering a critical stage. These negotiations are now in a genuine multilateral process, with draft modalities texts for agriculture and industrial goods that provide a good basis for negotiations. They reaffirmed their commitment to carry out negotiations towards an outcome that is fair and acceptable to all...

...25. The leaders underlined that agriculture remains the key to the conclusion of the Round. To truly deliver on the development benefits of the Round, they called for the removal of long-standing distortions and restrictions in international agricultural trade, such as subsidies and trade barriers that affect the agricultural exports of and domestic production in developing countries.

28. The leaders recalled their commitment to making a contribution to market opening in the Doha Round in agriculture, NAMA, and services that will create new trade flows. They also committed to ensure that the process of the negotiations is not held hostage to who goes first.  They reaffirmed their conviction that all members must move together to arrive at a balanced and fair outcome of the negotiations.”
 

Scope: 
International