Why this Proposed Agreement is Dangerous to Democracy, Development, Jobs, and the Public Interest, and Must Be Stopped! June 2017. By OWINFS
This paper elaborates on the different blocs of countries and their competing interests at the WTO, and explore the reasons for some of the changing dynamics in the post- Doha period. By Biraj Patnaik, for the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung
From july 2016 the debate on e-commerce at the WTO has intensified when several members proposed to negotiate new rules. This has been oppososed by many developing countries because this goes beyond the mandate in the WTO, and there is doubht of the benefits for developing countries because of the digitial divide. So what are the interests in the negotiations and who will benefit? By the South Centre.
Over the last several years, the developed countries have been stepping up their efforts to formulate a viable multilateral investment agreement (MIA) that would restrict countries’ ability to control foreign direct investment (FDI), and possibly portfolio investments.South Centre 2003