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THE LAUNCH OF THE WTO DOHA ROUND

EDM (Early Day Motion) 417A1: tabled on 21 November 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 2 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr Tony Colman on 14 November 2001. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

at end add 'notes, however, that the agreement on medicines does not address the question of compulsory licensing in third countries; and calls upon the Government to work towards an extension of the agreement to cover compulsory licensing so that all developing countries can obtain the full benefit of the agreement.'.

Original motion text

That this House congratulates the 142 members of the World Trade Organisation on reaching agreement in Doha on a new round; notes that as a 'one member, one vote' international institution, the WTO is a vanguard of global governance; and looks forward to the implementation of new agreements which are likely to benefit developing countries across the world, through for example, the reduction of agricultural subsidies in rich countries; and the restatement of the TRIPs agreement which ensures poor countries can access cheap medicines in public health emergencies in this New Deal for the Global Economy.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.