Agriculture: Little Progress In Export Competition Debate

Volume
6,
Number
24
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26 June 2002
26 June 2002
WTO Members on 18 June wrapped up a two-day informal special (negotiating) session of the Committee on Agriculture (CoA) focusing on export competition without agreement on any of the agenda items, including future disciplines on the use of export subsidies; export credits, guarantees and insurance...
26 June 2002
Ministers from the governments of the Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) countries met in Brussels over the past week for sessions of the ACP Ministerial Trade Committee (19 June) and the Joint Meeting of the ACP Trade and Finance Ministers (20-21 June). The ACP is moving to finalise its...
26 June 2002
Discussions on the contentious paragraph 6 of the Doha Declaration on TRIPs (Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) and Public Health are set to continue at the meeting of the TRIPs Council on 25-27 June based on proposals submitted by the EC, the US and a group of developing...
26 June 2002
The Council of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation of North America (CEC) convened in Ottawa, Ontario, for its two-day annual session on 18 June. The Council is the CEC's executive body and consists of the environment ministers from the three North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)...
26 June 2002
Strengthening world economic growth and sustainable development, fighting terrorism and an action plan/approval for the New Partnership For Africa's Economic Development (NEPAD) are on the agenda for the 26- 26 June Group of 8 (G-8) Summit starting on 26 June in Kanasaskis, Canada. Chaired by...
26 June 2002
DSB UPDATE At a 24 June meeting of the WTO's Dispute Settlement Body (DSB), the body approved requests by China, Norway and Switzerland to be included in a panel established last week at the request of the EC, Japan and S. Korea.(see BRIDGES Weekly , 20 June 2002). The complaints, which target US...
26 June 2002
INFORMAL CTD SPECIAL SESSION DISCUSSES ROAD MAP On 18 June, WTO Members met in an informal special session of the Committee on Trade and Development (CTD), where they discussed primarily procedural matters that have been plaguing the negotiations since the body first met on 5 March (see BRIDGES...
26 June 2002
For a more comprehensive list of events in trade and sustainable development, please refer to ICTSD's web calendar at: http://ictsd.iisd.org/cal/index.htm . Coming Up This Week: 25 June - 1 July 24-25 June, Maastricht, Netherlands REGULATORY ISSUES OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS (GMOs). This...
26 June 2002
OECS LEADERS ESTABLISH DIPLOMATIC MISSION IN GENEVA Leaders of the Eastern Caribbean states have agreed to establish a diplomatic mission in Geneva. The decision came at the end of a three- day summit in St. Kitts and Nevis on 20 June, and the mission will be established in Geneva within the next...
26 June 2002
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