On 1 June, I participated in a meeting organized by the Dhakar Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Third Ministerial Meeting of Trade Ministers of Least-Developed countries. I was invited to talk about the Doha round negotiations on agricultural trade, with a particular emphasis on the interests of developing and least-developed countries. The presentation is available “here (Agriculture presentation in PDF format)”:www.inquit.com/assets/AgricultureLiberalization.pdf as a PDF file (280kb) It contains, among other things, an analysis of the ‘Harbinson’ compromise proposals as a response to the requests and proposals of the African group in the WTO (as a proxy for the objectives of least-developed countries).
Peter Gallagher is student of piano and photography. He was formerly a senior trade official of the Australian government. For some years after leaving government, he consulted to international organizations, governments and business groups on trade and public policy.
He teaches graduate classes at the University of Adelaide on trade research methods and the role of firms in trade and growth and tweets trade (and other) stuff from @pwgallagher