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.