Summary and Concluding Remarks



This report discusses the participation of developing countries in the GATT Uruguay Round and beyond. We emphasize how, over the postwar years, trade tensions between developed and developing countries have steadily intensified, reaching the point that, by the early 1980s and prior to the Uruguay Round, a negotiating impasse had been reached. Developed countries were unwilling to make any further trade concessions to developing countries until they reciprocated with concessions of their own. Developing countries insisted that developed countries live up to their GATT commitments and remove GATT-inconsistent measures in agriculture, textiles, and other areas prior to any negotiations.


Trading System Full Participation Uruguay Round Severe Episode Trade Negotiation 
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© John Whalley 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for the Study of International Economic RelationsUniversity of Western OntarioCanada

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