Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Consultations on "Comments to the Chairman’s Draft NAMA Modalities"

The South Centre Trade for Development Programme (TDP) organized a consultation on 4 September 2007 with over 30 delegates from developing countries to discuss the NAMA draft modalities text, recently submitted by the Chairman of the WTO Negotiating Group on Market Access.

As is common in all South Centre work, this meeting was aimed at enhancing the solidarity among developing countries, thereby enhancing their negotiating capacity. As a contribution to developing countries’ understanding of the technical implications of the text being negotiated, Darlan F. MartĂ­ presented briefly the background note: "Comments to the Chairman’s Draft NAMA Modalities". This presentation is available for viewing on the South Centre Digital TV, and a full version of the note can be downloaded here.