International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)International Environment House 27 Chemin de Balexert, 1219 Geneva, SwitzerlandTel: +41 22 917 8492 - Fax: +41 22 917 email@example.comPublisher and Director: Ricardo Meléndez-OrtizProgrammes Director: Christophe BellmannSenior Associate: Miguel Rodriguez MendozaAcknowledgementsThis book is a collection of short essays prepared by distinguished policy makers andresearchers sharing their perspectives on the future of the multilateral trading system. Inaddition to the authors, it was made possible thanks to a generous contribution from theSwiss State Secretariat of Economic Affairs (SECO), which allowed ICTSD not only to getsuch a distinguished group of specialists involved in this project, but also facilitated theorganization of the Trade and Development Symposium (TDS), an open-ended event held inconjunction with the Eighth WTO Ministerial Conference, where the substantive issues dealtwith in the book were thoroughly discussed.This publication has been produced under the ICTSD Programme on Global Economic Policyand Institutions. In addition to SECO, ICTSD wishes gratefully to acknowledge the support ofits core and thematic donors, including: the UK Department for International Development(DFID), the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA); the NetherlandsDirectorate-General of Development Cooperation (DGIS); the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ofDenmark, Danida; the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland; the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ofNorway; Australia’s AusAID; the Inter American Development Bank (IADB); and Oxfam Novib.For more information about ICTSD’s programmes, visit our website atwww.ictsd.orgICTSD welcomes feedback and comments on this document. These can be sent to: Anne-
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The Future and the WTO: Confronting the Challenges. A Collectionof Short Essays
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