Shri Narendra Modi
Shri Narendra Modi
Prime Minister of India
International Trade
Para 16 of Doha Ministerial Declaration
India & World Trade Organization (WTO)
Trade in Goods – NAMA
NAMA – Para 16 of Doha Ministerial Declaration – 20/11/2001

World Trade Organization
WT/MIN(01)/DEC/1 20 November 2001
MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE Fourth Session Doha, 9 – 14 November 2001 (01-5859)



Adopted on 14 November 2001


Implementation-Related Issues and Concerns

Market Access for Non-agricultural Products

16. We agree to negotiations which shall aim, by modalities to be agreed, to reduce or as appropriate eliminate tariffs, including the reduction or elimination of tariff peaks, high tariffs, and tariff escalation, as well as non-tariff barriers, in particular on products of export interest to developing countries. Product coverage shall be comprehensive and without a priori exclusions. The negotiations shall take fully into account the special needs and interests of developing and least-developed country participants, including through less than full reciprocity in reduction commitments, in accordance with the relevant provisions of Article XXVIII bis of GATT 1994 and the provisions cited in paragraph 50 below. To this end, the modalities to be agreed will include appropriate studies and capacity-building measures to assist least-developed countries to participate effectively in the negotiations.