G33 Presents Detailed Paper On Special Safeguard Mechanism (SSM)

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13 December, 2004
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G33 presents detailed paper on Special Safeguard Mechanism (SSM)

TWN Report by Goh Chien Yen
Geneva, 14 December 2004

The G33, which is a group of over 40 developing countries concerned about the effects of liberalisation on small farmers, presented a joint six-page statement on Special Safeguard Mechanism (SSM) during negotiations on agriculture held in the WTO on 13 December.   

It was the most detailed paper prepared so far by the group, which is also known as the SP-SSM Alliance.  

The G33 in its paper recalled that paragraph 42 of Annex B (on agriculture) of the July Framework adopted by the General Council states that