GDB/NFTC Joint Series on WTO Issues: All Too High, Negotiations on Tariffs and NTBs

Date: 4/27/04


A luncheon Address by



UK Secretary of State for Trade & Industry

And Minister for Women & Equality


Wednesday, April 21, 2004

12:30 – 2:00 PM

 The St. Regis Hotel (923 16th Street),

Washington, DC


The Global Business Dialogue and the National Foreign Trade Council are very pleased to announce that The Rt. Hon. Patricia Hewitt, the UK”s Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, will kick off their third joint series on WTO issues with a

luncheon address on Wednesday, April 21. 


Ms. Hewitt has been a strong champion for a successful conclusion to the Doha Development Agenda since it was launched in November 2001.  Before the 2003 Canc√∫n Ministerial, Ms. Hewitt said, “It is time for political leaders from all countries to prove this really is a development round.  We need to show big ambitions if we want to show big results.‚Äù  Arguably, the WTO”s task is more urgent today.  On April 21, Ms. Hewitt will talk about what is at stake and what needs to be done in Geneva and in capitals between now and WTO General Council meeting at the end of July.


Prices: $70 general admission; $55 for NFTC members.  GBD members are prepaid for this event, and there is no charge for press. U.S. Government staff are welcome at the special government rate of $40.00


To Register, please call the Global Business Dialogue at (202) 463-5074 or send an email to  Alternatively, if paying by credit card, you can register on line at


Series Note:  A list of all eight programs in this series can be found on the Global Business Dialogue Website at