Special and differential treatment (SDT) in the World Trade Organisation (WTO)
SDT acknowledges that countries at different stages of development need different rules to support economic growth. However, since it involves favourable treatment for Developing Countries, and since countries currently self-designate their status as ‘Developing’, the issue of who should have the right to claim SDT is highly contested within the WTO.
This report develops new thinking on this issue, based on a recent global opinion survey conducted on the topic. The report was launched globally on November 22nd 2021. The report was co-authored by:
- Peter Draper, Executive Director of the Institute for International Trade at the University of Adelaide
- Lisa Hunt, Business Manager of the Institute for International Trade and a Doctoral Candidate at The University of Adelaide.
- Ziyaad Ebrahim, Doctoral Candidate at The University of Adelaide.
Webinar: Rethinking Special and Differential Treatment in the World Trade Organisation, based on the findings of a recent global opinion survey conducted on this important topic.
SPEAKERS / DISCUSSANTS
Professor Peter Draper, (Presenter), Executive Director, Institute for International Trade, the University of Adelaide
Ambassador Xiangchen Zhang, (Presenter), Deputy Director-General, World Trade Organization (WTO)
Mr Keith Wilson, (Moderator), Senior International Trade Law Counsellor, Institute for International Trade, the University of Adelaide
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