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Trade Task Force Meeting, New York City 2004

March 12, 2004 - March 12, 2004
Columbia University   New York City, New York, United States

Agenda  105kb pdf
Meeting Report  272kb pdf

IPD task forces are responsible for summarizing the literature and presenting what is known and unknown about each issue in a policy-relevant manner. The purpose of the task forces is not to present a final opinion on issues, but instead to ensure that countries have a comprehensive understanding of the theory and evidence relevant to each issue, and to increase their ability to make better decisions for themselves.


Four principles of Trade are as follows: (i) A trade agreement should be assessed in terms of its impact on development, (ii) An agreement should be fair, (iii) An agreement should be fairly arrived at, (iv) Any agreement should retain for each country as wide a scope for the exercise of its national sovereignty, so long as it does not adversely impact others, and in particular, the trade of others.