The G33 (or the Friends of Special Products in agriculture)[1] is a coalition of developing countries, established prior to the 2003 Cancun ministerial conference, that have coordinated during the Doha Round of World Trade Organisation negotiations, specifically in regard to agriculture.

Dominated by India, the group has "defensive" concerns regarding agriculture in relation to World Trade Organisation negotiations, and seeks to limit the degree of market opening required of developing countries. The group has advocated the creation of a "special products" exemption, which would allow developing countries to exempt certain products from tariff reductions, and also a "special safeguard mechanism" which would permit tariff increases in response to import surges.[2]


Despite the name, there are currently 48 member nations.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Groups in the negotiations". WTO.org. Retrieved 18 May 2017. 
  2. ^ Kristen, Hopewell (2015). "Different Paths to Power". Review of International Political Economy. 22 (2): 311–338.