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Annual Report 2008

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The 2008 Annual Report of the WTO focuses on the activities of the organization in 2007 and details its current structure, staff and budget. Includes detailed progress reports on various aspects of the Doha negotiations and an overview of some of the main developments within the WTO.

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WTO activities

In January 2007, WTO members returned to full negotiating mode in the multilateral process, following the suspension of the negotiations in July 2006. A major development in July 2007 was the circulation of draft blueprints – or “modalities” texts – by the Chairs of the negotiating groups for agriculture and non-agricultural market access (NAMA). These papers set out areas of convergence and areas where gaps would need to be bridged. The Chairs underlined that these texts were to be revised in light of members’ views. Subsequent informal sessions of the negotiating groups gave members the opportunity to comment on these texts.

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