WTO/ESCAP High-Level Consultations on DDA Negotiations Issues for Senior Officials

12 May 2009 to 14 May 2009
Bangkok, Thailand

The main objective of these consultations is to provide an opportunity for senior officials from Asian and Pacific economies to further reflect on the meaning of the development and trade interlinkages of selected items of the Doha Work Programme. The consultations are designed to promote enhanced awareness of key issues and proposals in selected areas of the Doha Development Agenda, to exchange information on the implications of existing disciplies and practices at national, regional and multilateral levels, and to discuss capacity-building needs, especially with a view to assisting the Asian and Pacific economies to participate more effectively in WTO negotiations.