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Last Updated: Friday, 15 December 2006, 15:27 GMT
Quiz: Beat the world trade system
The BBC has been investigating how international trade negotiations really work - discovering the arm-twisting and rough stuff at the heart of crucial meetings that can affect millions of jobs around the world. But have you got what it takes to be a trade negotiator when the going gets tough? Put yourself into the shoes of a diplomat in this fiendish quiz.

Scenario 1: You are ambassador to the World Trade Organization in Geneva. You represent the Republic of Bajaria, a small West African state which mainly exports cotton and cocoa. The rich and powerful Eurasian Union is putting Bajarian farmers out of work by its own agricultural subsidies and tariffs. Which of the following tactics should you try in order to create change?

Question 1
Should you threaten to veto the current Doha Development Round if the Eurasian Union does not reduce its farm subsidies and tariffs?
A: Yes
B: No
Question 2
Should you create an alliance with other poor agricultural exporting countries and formulate a common negotiating position?
A: Yes
B: No
Question 3
Should you launch a case against the Eurasian Union through the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Mechanism - in effect, its international court?
A: Yes
B: No
Question 4
Should you sign a bilateral free trade deal with the Eurasian Union?
A: Yes
B: No
Question 5
Should you put more money into training and staffing your Geneva operations?
A: Yes
B: No
Question 6
Should you launch a publicity campaign with Eurasian NGOs to highlight the unfairness of the situation?
A: Yes
B: No

 Press the button and see how you have done

Listen to War by Other Means on Radio 4 , on Tuesday, 19 December at 2000 UK time.




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