July 21, 2004, as reported by just-food.com: The World Trade
Organization (WTO) is urging member countries to meet
the July 30 deadline for establishing a ‘framework’
for the Doha Development Round.
The framework should address: eliminating of all forms
of export subsidies by a certain date, and establish
a clear timetable for scrapping the various forms of
export subsidization; both major points outlined in
The Doha Development Round.
“This is a truly defining moment in the history
of trade policy. We cannot miss this opportunity”,
said Shotaro Oshima, chairman of the WTO general council,
which will be asked to accept the framework this month.