Development, AG Concerns Dominate WTO Negotiations Stocktaking

Volume
6,
Number
34
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9 October 2002
9 October 2002
At a 3-4 October meeting of the WTO's Trade Negotiations Committee (TNC) -- the body established to monitor progress in the negotiations launched last November in Doha, Qatar -- many developing countries expressed grave concern over lack of progress on Special and Differential Treatment (S&D)...
9 October 2002
7 October saw the first formal meeting of the WTO's Committee on Trade and Development (meeting in special sessions) since the extension of the 31 July 2002 deadline on the review of special and differential treatment (S&D) provisions. With a new deadline of reporting "with clear...
9 October 2002
At a 30 September conference of the UK's Labour party, UK trade secretary Patricia Hewitt heavily criticised some EU Member states for being "two-faced" as they were "demanding market opening from the poor" but at the same time "practising protectionism to defend their own special interests."...
9 October 2002
On 3 October, this year's summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) concluded in Luanda, Angola. While issues around the current famine and the AIDS pandemic in the region dominated the agenda, leaders also addressed the process of regional integration in a bid to speed up...
9 October 2002
EVENTS For a more comprehensive list of events in trade and sustainable development, please refer to ICTSD's web calendar . If you would like to submit an event, please email events@ictsd.ch . Coming Up This Week: 9-16 October 9...
9 October 2002
DISCOUNTED AIDS DRUGS FOR AFRICA RESOLD IN EUROPE USD 18 million worth of antiretroviral drugs produced by the British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline, which had been intended for distribution in five central African countries at discounted prices, are believed to have been diverted back to...
9 October 2002
SUPACHAI ASSIGNS RESPONSIBILITIES TO NEW DEPUTY DIRECTORS-GENERAL On 1 October, the four new Deputy Directors-General (DDGs) appointed on 16 August by WTO Director-General Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi took up their new roles at the organisation (see BRIDGES Weekly , 13 September 2002). Mr. Roderick...
9 October 2002
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9 October 2002
For a more comprehensive list of events in trade and sustainable development, please refer to ICTSD's web calendar . If you would like to submit an event, please email events@ictsd.ch . Coming Up This Week: 17-23 October 21-23...