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World Trade Talks

Volume 455: debated on Thursday 25 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to seek progress on productive negotiations on the development aspects of world trade talks. (110873)

We welcome the recently renewed discussions on Doha and are working closely with EU member states, the US and other World Trade Organisation (WTO) members at all levels to help break the deadlock in negotiations. We continue to encourage all parties to show flexibility in their approach and are continuing to push for progress on the issues of greatest concern to developing countries, especially improved market access and a reduction in trade-distorting subsidies.