The proposed Dialogue entitled “Industrial development strategies and the WTO” intends to generate an informal discussion in a non-negotiating mode on possible new approaches to address the underlying industrialization objectives of low income countries. The Dialogue will provide a platform for knowledge sharing among Geneva-based negotiators, providing expert, in-depth analysis and perspectives on selected issues tabled by the G90, namely subsidies, local content requirements, and transfer of technology. By engaging on the economic rationale behind these policy measures, policy options and country experiences, the Dialogue will explore options to design new circumscribed flexibilities to address specific development concerns without necessarily creating new categories of developing countries.
This dialogue is part of the ICTSD initiative "WTO: Paths Forward". Building on the outcomes of MC11 in Buenos Aires, this initiative provides a platform to exchange perspectives and in-depth analysis on possible options for WTO-based processes going forward and into the 12th Ministerial Conference.
This event is by invitation only.