HC Deb 11 July 2002 vol 388 c1108W
Mr. Andrew Turner

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he has taken, and what progress he has made, towards securing the support of EU Governments for the lifting of barriers to imports from the poorest nations. [69019]

Ruth Kelly

The Government are working closely with our EU partners for a successful resolution of the new WTO 'development' trade round, including the commitments in the Doha Ministerial Declaration of 14 November 2001 on market access for agricultural and non-agricultural products. And we are strongly encouraging other industrialised countries to follow the EU lead by granting duty and quota-free access to the least developed countries for all exports except arms, and by financing capacity building in developing countries so they can participate fully and effectively in the forthcoming negotiations.

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