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DEVELOPMENT: COMMITTEES AND WORKING GROUPS
Working Group on Trade, Debt and Finance

The Working Group on Trade, Debt and Finance was established by the Ministers in Doha and aims to study how trade can best contribute to solving the problems of debt and finance.

The current chairperson is Mr. Martin GLASS (Hong Kong, China).

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Trade finance


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Many developing countries face serious external debt problems and have been through financial crises. WTO ministers decided in Doha to establish a Working Group on Trade, Debt and Finance to look at how trade-related measures can contribute to find a durable solution to these problems. This working group will report to the General Council which will in turn report to the next Ministerial Conference.

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Hong Kong Ministerial Declaration

  
  
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