Dispute Settlement I: Brazil - Sugar & Cotton

Volume
6,
Number
33
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2 October 2002
2 October 2002
At a 27 September meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB), Brazil announced its intention (together with Australia) to begin consultations with the EC over sugar subsidies and with the US over cotton subsidies. In the latter instance, Brazil's case has been bolstered by a recent Oxfam report...
2 October 2002
Softwood lumber On 27 September, the WTO issued the report of the panel (WT/DS236/R, available online at: http://docsonline.wto.org ) that had examined Canada's complaint over the United States' preliminary determinations with respect to certain softwood lumber from Canada. As expected, the ruling...
2 October 2002
Speaking to the special (negotiating) session of the WTO Committee on Agriculture (CoA) on 27 September, CoA special session Chair Stuart Harbinson imparted a sense of urgency on progress in the agriculture negotiations. In his summary of the previously held informal negotiations on domestic...
2 October 2002
Member states of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), meeting for the WIPO Assemblies on 23 September to 1 October, widely criticised the WIPO Director-General's proposed agenda for the international patent system, which many saw as going far beyond the scope of discussion. Also...
2 October 2002
At a meeting of the WTO's Working Group on the Interaction between Trade and Competition Policy held on 26-27 September, Members continued discussions as mandated by para. 25 of the Doha Declaration and focused in particular on the clarification of "...core principles, including transparency, non-...
2 October 2002
FINGERS POINT AROUND IMF-WORLD BANK ANNUAL MEETINGS The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB) wrapped up their annual meetings on 29 September amid street protests and accusations from within and without that the current system of international financial management was failing...
2 October 2002
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2 October 2002
WORLD BANK AND WTO TO ASSIST DEVELOPING COUNTRIES ON PRODUCT STANDARDS In a continued effort to link aid with trade opportunities, the World Bank and the WTO on 27 September announced the creation of an initiative --entitled the Standards and Trade Development Facility -- to help developing...
2 October 2002
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