The Hon. Mark Vaile, MP


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Friday, 19 April 2002 / MVT32/2002

WTO Doha Trade Negotiations - Call for Public Comment

Trade Minister, Mark Vaile, today invited members of the public to give their views on Australia’s negotiating objectives for the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Doha round of multilateral trade negotiations.  

Last November, the Fourth WTO Ministerial Conference in Doha launched a new global round of trade negotiations. The negotiations aim to further liberalise trade to benefit both Australia and the global economy.  They are scheduled for completion in early 2005. 

“The opinions of all sectors of Australian society including State and Territory governments, industry, non-government organisations, community groups and the general public on our objectives are important in helping to develop Australia’s position for the trade negotiations. Seeking the views of Australians is an integral part of the Government’s comprehensive consultation process for the Doha negotiations.  We are particularly interested to hear from individuals or businesses that are experiencing impediments to trade in overseas markets,” said Mr Vaile.

A background paper on the Doha negotiations can be found on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website at, or can be obtained by writing to: Trade Policy Section, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, R. G. Casey Building, John McEwen Crescent, Barton, ACT, 0221.

Public submissions on the negotiating objectives should be typed. They can be lodged electronically at or in writing to:

Trade Policy Section
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
R. G. Casey Building
John McEwen Crescent
Barton  ACT  0221

Comments must be lodged by 31 May 2002

Local Date: Tuesday, 07-Jan-2014 10:02:12 EST


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