G20 developing nations

Members of the Group of Twenty ( G20, by the fluctuation of the members also sometimes G21, G22 or G20 ) are a group of developing and emerging countries. It was founded on 20 August 2003 in advance of the fifth ministerial conference of the World Trade Organization ( WTO) in Cancún ( Mexico) in September 2003. Leading members are Brazil, India, China and Turkey.

The G20 deals mainly with topics from the field of agriculture. The main concern is the enforcement of the relevant agendas of the Doha Round of the WTO in November 2001. Particular, the countries represented in the G20 call for the reduction of agricultural subsidies and the abolition of import restrictions on agricultural products in countries like the U.S. and the European Union.

During the WTO meeting in Cancún, the group has grown especially in the field of agricultural policy into a serious opponent of the hitherto trend-setting states within the WTO. Since the proposals of the U.S. and the EU to reduce their agricultural subsidies and open their markets for agricultural products from countries of the G20 did not correspond to the results of the Doha Round, it came, not least because of the closeness of the countries in the group, the failure of the negotiations.

Currently, the group consists of 23 countries:

  • Egypt Egypt
  • Argentina Argentina
  • Bolivia Bolivia
  • Brazil Brazil
  • Chile Chile
  • People's Republic of China People's Republic of China
  • Ecuador Ecuador
  • Guatemala Guatemala
  • India India
  • Indonesia Indonesia
  • Cuba Cuba
  • Mexico Mexico
  • Nigeria Nigeria
  • Pakistan Pakistan
  • Paraguay Paraguay
  • Peru Peru
  • Philippines Philippines
  • South Africa South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand Thailand
  • Turkey Turkey
  • Uruguay Uruguay
  • Venezuela Venezuela

Other groups of states

  • G7
  • G8
  • G8 5
  • G15
  • G20
  • G33