The Relaunching of Negotiations on Green Goods and Services: Any breakthrough in Sight?

Abstract

The Bali a minima agreement last December has given new hopes that the WTO is not dead---- The recent announcement that negotiations on the reductions of tariffs on environmental goods are to resume starting from a list ofgoods identified by APEC members in September 2012 gives hope that the triple win outcome of the Doha round—for trade, for development and for the environment—might materialize, at least partly. Or does it? This brève argues that unless the field of negotiations is widened, the initiative will not help much.
Citation

de Melo, J. et M. Vijil "The Relaunching of Negotiations on Green Goods and Services: Any breakthrough in Sight?" Ferdi, Policy brief B94, April 2014