What was the Doha development round?

The Doha Development Round, also known as the Doha Development Agenda was a round of negotiations at the WTO commencing in November of 2001. It’s main objective was to reduce trade barriers around the world. It was named for its first meeting place in Doha, Qatar and had a particular focus on the needs of developing countries.

Why did the Doha Round fail?

The Doha round of negotiations failed for a number of reasons. Agricultural subsidies, tariffs, and other trade barriers were a prime area of concern for many of the involved member nations. Special and differential treatment provisions also became controversial, as did implementation issues that less developed nations were having with the Uruguay Round.