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Annual Report 2009

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The new-look Annual Report 2009 of the WTO is split into two main sections. The first is a brief summary of the organization and a review of 2008. The second section provides more in-depth information illustrated with charts, tables and photos. The Report also features a personal message from the Director-General who reflects on 2008 and the challenges that lie ahead.

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Trade negotiations

Work to conclude the Doha Round of negotiations took a major step forward in 2008. Following the publication of new draft blueprints – or ‘modalities’ – for a final deal on agricultural and non-agricultural trade, a ministerial gathering took place in July to seek consensus on a number of issues. Although the talks ended in deadlock, much progress was achieved.

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