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FY 2012/2013 Research Topic: C-32
Historical Meanings of Doha Development Round


After 10 years of negotiation, the WTO Doha Development Agenda (DDA) seems to be deadlocked. Many critiques focus on the issue of market access, especially regarding agricultural products from developing countries. Although most of the developed and emerging countries have already lost interest in development issues and are now competing for bilateral FTAs and EPAs, the DDA’s original vision intended to support the development of LDCs in a multilateral framework. In this study, we will analyze why and how this “development” agenda failed and search for a better framework for the possible next round.


May 2012 - March 2013

Members of the Research Project

[ Organizer ] SATO Hiroshi
[ Co-researchers ] YANAI Akiko
ITO Tadashi


  • First Year: Final Report (in Japanese), Policy Brief