Lamy drew up a list of twenty "gateway" issues that would pave the way for an overall agreement on modalities for agriculture and industrial goods.
In parallel, he convened a signalling conference on services to sketch out a services package.
Over eleven days, the Green Room and G-7
In the margins, the EU held twenty-five meetings, of which eight at GAERC level.
However, the Green Room process became deadlocked.
This was largely centred on a difficulty between the US and India on a mechanism to protect emerging economies from a surge in agriculture imports that might follow a cut in tariffs.