A Brief Analysis of Harbinson’s Text Parthapratim Pal

WTO has recently circulated the first draft of a “modalities” paper written by Stuart Harbinson, Chairman of the Special Session of the WTO Committee on Agriculture. This draft titled “Negotiations on Agriculture: First Draft of Modalities for the Further Commitments”, attempts to bridge differences between country positions on agreement on agriculture and tries to arrive at targets (including numerical targets) for achieving the objectives of the negotiations. This analysis discusses the salient features of Harbinson’s draft.

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