Climate Change Meeting Ends

Volume
2,
Number
44
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16 November 1998
16 November 1998
The Fourth Conference of the Parties (COP-4) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change came to a dramatic conclusion as delegates from 163 countries adopted--in the early hours of Saturday, the "Buenos Aires Action Plan," (BAAP) which sets a deadline of the year 2000 to complete work on...
16 November 1998
The EU last week warned that it will bring a complaint to the WTO against the U.S. if the U.S. follows through with its threat to slap a 100 percent duty on certain EU exports in retaliation for (what the U.S. argues is) an EU failure to comply with a WTO ruling against its banana import regime. (...
16 November 1998
The 21-member Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) forum Sunday voted to take discussions on regional trade liberalisation to the WTO, opening up negotiations on nine sectors of trade to global participation. The November 12-18 summit, underway in Malaysia, was to focus on an APEC free trade...
16 November 1998
European Commission and Member States' trade officials held talks November 16 with 70 industry, consumer, labour, environment and development organisations on the work programme for the WTO Millenium Round. This is the first meeting in an ongoing dialogue between Commission officials and NGOs, and...
16 November 1998
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) November 9-12 held "Partners for Development" in Lyon, France. The event brought together over 400 private companies, nearly 100 non-governmental organisations, a number of government delegations and entrepreneurs from developing...
16 November 1998
The U.S. government early this month announced it would meet EU demands for improving analytical testing of U.S. meat exports. The U.S. made the announcement in response to EU veterinary experts' recommendation that a ban be imposed on U.S. meat imports after they found serious deficiencies in U.S...
16 November 1998
A coalition of U.S. hazardous waste exporters are fighting an UN proposal that would hold hazardous waste exporters responsible for cleanup of toxic waste dumping by hazardous waste buyers. The liability protocol, currently being negotiated as part of the Basel Convention on the Transboundary...
16 November 1998
President Clinton early this month lifted most of the economic sanctions the U.S. imposed on India and Pakistan last May in response to the two nations' nuclear tests. The president lifted the sanctions in response to work undertaken by India and Pakistan toward nuclear arms control, and as an...
16 November 1998
The WTO Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures convened on 11- 12 November 1998 and announced that the three-year report on the implementation of the SPS Agreement will be released in early 1999. The long-horn beetle infestation in the U. S. was discussed. The dispute is between the...
16 November 1998
• EVENTS WTO MEETINGS 16-18 November 1998: Textiles Monitoring Body. For information, contact Luis Ople, WTO, tel: (41) 22 739 5374. 17-19 November 1998: Competition Policy Working Group. For information, contact Hans-Peter Werner, WTO, tel: (41) 22 739 5286. 17-19 November 1998: Agriculture...