G7 Information Centre
Summits |  Meetings |  Publications |  Research |  Search |  Home |  About the G7 and G8 Research Group
Follow @g7_rg

G7/8 Summit Compliance Data Sets by Issue, 1985-2013:
Trade

G8 Research Group, April 17, 2015

  Commitment Commitment Text Canada France Germany Italy Japan Russia United Kingdom United States European Union Total
  Average (N=36) +0.50 -0.08 +0.40 +0.03 +0.33 -0.19 +0.44 +0.31 +0.65 +0.27
1 1975-6 We believe that the multilateral trade negotiations should be accelerated (Tokya Declaration). We propose as our goal competion of the negotiations in 1977.   0 0 0 0   0 0   0
2 1975 Trade   -1 +1 -1 +1   0 +1   0
3 1981-17 We will work together to strengthen this system in the interest of all trading countries, recognizing that this will involve structural adaptation to changes in the world economy.  0 0 0 0 0   0 0   0
4 1982-7 We will also work towards the further opening of our markets.  0 0 -1 -1 -1   -1 -1   -0.60
5 1983-8 We shall give impetus to resolving current trade problems.  -1 -1 -1 -1 -1   -1 -1   -1.00
6 1984-21  To urge all trading countries, industrialized and developing alike, to resist continuing protectionist pressures, to reduce barriers to trade and to make renewed efforts to liberalize and expand international trade in manufactures, commodities and services;  0 -1 +1 +1 -1   0 -1   0
7 1985-xx We strongly endorse the agreement reached by OECD Ministerial Council that a new GATT round should begin as soon as possible. Most of us think that this should be in 1986. We agree that it would be useful that a preparatory meeting of a senior officials should take place in the GATT before the end of the summer to reach a braod consensus on subject matter and modalities for such negotiations. We also agree that active participation of a significant number of developed and developing countries in such negotiations is essential. We are looking to a balanced package for negotiation.  0 0 0 0 0   0 0   0
8 1986-XX we reaffirm our commitment to halting and reversing protectionsim, and to reducing and dismantling trade restrictions. -1 0 -1 0 -1   0 0   -0.60
9 1996-27 "We will ensure full and effective implementation of the Uruguay Round results according to the agreed timetables." 0 0 0   0   +1 +1   0
10 1998-1 (SS) We resolve to keep our own markets open and call on other countries to do the same.  0 0 +1 0 0 -1 +1 -1 +1 +0.20
11 1998-2 "we reaffirm our strong commitment to continue trade and investment liberalization within the multilateral framework of the WTO".  +1 0   +1 -1   +1 0   +0.25
12 1999-26 INTEND TO STEP UP WORK with developing countries and multilateral institutions to improve developing country capacity to exercise their rights and meet obligations in global trading system so as to ensure derivation of full benefit of liberalized trade and then contribute to global economic growth. 0 0 -1 -1 +1   -1 0 0 -0.20
13 2000-50 "We are firmly committed to a new round of WTO trade negotiations with an ambitious, balanced and inclusive agenda, reflecting the interests of all WTO members." +1 +1 +1 +1 +1   +1 +1   +1.00
14 2000-51 "We agree to intensify our close and fruitful cooperation in order to try together with other WTO members to launch such a round during the course of this year." +1 +1 +1 +1 +1   +1 +1   +1.00
15 2001-2 We pledge today to engage personally and jointly in the launch of a new ambitious Round of global trade negotiations at the Fourth WTO Ministerial Conference in Doha, Qatar this November. +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 0 +1 +1   +1.00
16 2002-69 "Without prejudging the outcome of the negotiations, applying our Doha commitment to comprehensive negotiations on agriculture aimed at substantial improvements in market comprehensive negotiations on agriculture aimed at substantial improvements in market access, reductions of all forms of export subsidies with a view to their being phased out, and substantial reductions in trade-distorting domestic support." +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   +0.20
17 2002-70 "Working toward the objective of duty-free and quota-free access for all products originating from the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), including African LDCs, and, to this end, each examining how to facilitate the fuller and more effective use of existing market access arrangements;" +1 0 0 0 -1 0 0 -1   0
18 2003-47 "We are therefore committed to delivering on schedule, by the end of 2004, the goals set out in the Doha Development Agenda, and to ensure that the Cancun Ministerial Conference in September takes all decisions necessary to help reach that goal." 0 0 0 -1 0 -1 0 -1   -0.20
19 2004-02 "The progressive integration by developing countries of trade into their development policies and poverty reduction strategies is crucial for their integration in the global economy, and will increase the benefits they derive from the multilateral trading system. We call on developing countries to further increase their efforts in this regard, and pledge to provide strong support in the form of technical assistance to build their trading." +1 0 +1 0 +1 -1 +1 +1 +1 +0.60
20 2004-03 "…we direct our ministers and call on all WTO members to finalize the frameworks by July to put the WTO negotiations back on track so that we expeditiously complete the Doha Develoment Agenda." +1 0 +1 +1 +1   +1 +1 +1 +0.80
21 2004-04 "…we direct our ministers and call on all WTO members to finalize the frameworks by July to put the WTO negotiations back on track so that we expeditiously complete the Doha Develoment Agenda." +1 0 +1 +1 +1   +1 +1 +1 +0.80
22 2005-6 "The G8 in return agreed to a comprehensive plan to support Africa's progress. This is set out in our separate statement today. We agreed: to stimulate growth, to improve the investment climate and to make trade work for Africa, including by helping to build Africa's capacity to trade and working to mobilize the extra investment in infrastructure which is needed for business." +1 -1 +1 0 0 -1 +1 +1 +1 +0.20
23 2005-14 "We reaffirmed our commitment to open markets more widely to trade in agricultural goods, industrial goods and services, and in agriculture to reduce trade distorting domestic subsidies and eliminate all forms of export subsidies by a credible end date." 0 -1 +1 -1 0 0 +1 0 0 -0.20
24 2005-15 "We also committed to address products of interest to Least Developed Countries in the negotiations, and to ensure Least Developed Countries have the flexibility to decide their own economic strategies." +1 0 0 0 +1 -1 +1 +1 +1 +0.40
25 2006-222 (SS) urgently stepping up our efforts to achieve an ambitious and balanced outcome for the WTO Doha Round that gives developing countries - especially Least Developed Countries - improved access to global markets, builds trade capacity and allows developing countries to decide, plan and sequence their own economic policies;  +1 -1 +1 0 +1 0 +1 +1 +1 +0.40
26 2006-257 "In agriculture, we are equally committed to substantially reducing trade-­distorting domestic support and to the parallel elimination by the end of 2013 of all forms of export subsidies, as well as the establishment of effective disciplines on all export measures with equivalent effect, as agreed in Hong Kong." 0 -1 +1 -1 +1 0 +1 0 0 0
27 2007-326 (SS) In this spirit, we pledge to work with a high level of ambition in all areas of the DDA and call on all WTO members to demonstrate constructive flexibility to bring these negotiations to a prompt successful conclusion.  +1 -1 +1 0 +1 0 +1 0 +1 +0.40
28 2007-328 "Report on the G8 Global Partnership: We reaffirm our commitment to the Global Partnership against the Proliferation of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction as set out in the 2002 Kananaskis G8 Summit documents." +1 -1 0 0 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +0.20
29 2008-154 "[Reaffirming that principles of ownership and partnership are essential for African development, we agree that the following points, inter alia, are critical both to generating private sector-led economic growth and achieving the MDGs:] effective implementation of the financial commitments regarding spending on Aid for Trade including trade related technical assistance, made at the WTO Hong Kong Ministerial Conference, which we expect to increase to US$4billion including the support for marketing of African products." 0 0 +1 0 0 -1 +1 +1 +1 +0.20
30 2009-37 "We will refrain from raising new barriers to investment or to trade in goods and services, imposing new exports restrictions, or implementing World Trade Organisation (WTO) inconsistent measures to stimulate exports." -1 -1 -1 -1 +1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -0.60
31 2010-38 "We will continue to resist protectionist pressures, and to promote liberalization of trade and investment under the WTO, through the national reduction of barriers, as well as through bilateral and regional negotiations." +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 0 +1 +1 0 +1.00
32 2011-113 "We are committed to support the integration of the Partnership Countries in the regional and global economy through increased trade and inward investment to the region." +1 +1 0 +1 0 0 +1 +1 +1 +0.60
33 2012-12 "We support efforts towards regulatory coherence and better alignment of standards to further promote trade" +1 +1 +1 -1 +1 +1 -1 +1 +1 +0.60
34 2013-8 We will break down barriers to trade at home and abroad by] concluding a set of ambitious trade deals  +1 0 +1 0 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +0.60
35 2013-54 We commit our support to efforts to liberalise trade in green goods and services, emphasising that progress in this area will boost green growth +1 0 0 0 +1 +1 0 0 0 +0.40
36 2013-69 The G8 commits to explore and identify in advance of our next meeting the further steps it can take together or individually, in collaboration with the private sector, International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and other international organisations to facilitate institutional investment flows into bankable trade-related infrastructure projects in developing countries +1 +1 +1 +1 0 -1 +1 +1 +1 +0.80
 
« Previous Issue: Terrorism All Issues Next issue: Transparency »

[back to top]


G7 Information Centre

Top of Page
This Information System is provided by the University of Toronto Library and the G7 and G8 Research Group at the University of Toronto.
Please send comments to: g8@utoronto.ca
This page was last updated April 17, 2015.

All contents copyright © 2017. University of Toronto unless otherwise stated. All rights reserved.