A substantive account of the evolution of the World Trade Organisation's (WTO) Doha Development Agenda (DDA) negotiations and the role of developing country coalitions and alliances, this book presents the reflections of former and current developing country negotiators on their firsthand experiences. With explanations on the mandates for these discussions, it offers insights into how negotiations on trade and economic relations are conducted in the multilateral trading system; covers the negotiating experience on specific subjects in the Doha Round; and deals with coalition building efforts by developing countries and the impact of these coalitions on the negotiations. Covering a 10-year history of the DDA, this account presents a rich resume of increasing and more effective developing country participation in the WTO.
Pradeep S. Mehta is the founding secretary general of the Jaipur-based Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS International). He also serves on several policymaking bodies of the government of India, including the National Advisory Committee on International Trade of the Ministry of Commerce. Atul Kaushik is the joint secretary for the Department of Justice of the government of India. He is a former director and projects adviser at CUTS International. Rashid S. Kaukab is the associate director and research coordinator at CUTS International.