The Doha Development Agenda (DDA) launched in 2001 was supposed to achieve further trade liberalisation while at the same time taking into a ccount the needs of developing countries. Ten years have passed since its inception and no end of the Round is in sight. In this context, plurilateral
agreements might constitute a solution to the impasse of WTO/DDA as well as a basis for future trade agreements within the WTO context. This policy article addresses the following questions: What are the different types of plurilateral agreements negotiated so far? How could a plurilateral perspective help solve the WTO/Doha Round impasse and contribute to strengthening of the multilateral trading system?