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Background Note

July 2003

Thematic File: Post-Doha Agenda
The Singapore Issues:
Interaction between Trade and Competition Policy

What is Competition Policy?
Competition Policy a Tool for Development?
First Step: Creating a Competition “Culture”

Industrial and Developing Countries’ Quest for International Cooperation
Improved Cooperation Through a Two-Track Approach
Peer Review and Dispute Settlement
Hardcore Cartels – the Anathema of Competition Policy
The Role of Core WTO Principles in a Multilateral Competition Agreement

Likely Elements in a Prospective WTO Competition Agreement

I. Introduction