DSB Meets, Gives Okay to Ecuador Sanctions Against EU

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4,
Number
20
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23 May 2000
23 May 2000
The WTO Dispute Settlement Body met on 18 May where Members discussed, inter alia, developments in the ongoing dispute over the EU banana import regime, a dispute between Colombia and Nicaragua, and the nomination of potential Dispute Settlement Panellists. Members agreed to Ecuador's request to...
23 May 2000
The European Patent Office (EPO) on 11 May revoked a patent given to the US Department of Agriculture and the chemical company WR Grace for a process to extract oil from the Indian neem tree for use as a plant pesticide. The EU Parliament's Green Party, Dr. Vandana Shiva of the India-based Research...
23 May 2000
The EU and China on 19 May reached a bilateral agreement toward China's membership in the WTO. The agreement brings China ever closer to completing its 14-year-old accession bid, although China must still conclude bilateral accession agreements with Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico,...
23 May 2000
The Global Alliance for Sugar Trade Reform and Liberalisation, a grouping of 13 sugar producing countries, met in Honduras earlier this month to discuss strategies for liberalising sugar trade as part of WTO talks on agriculture. The alliance comprises Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia,...
23 May 2000
The Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) met in Chiang Mai, Thailand from 6-8 May, where members discussed, inter alia, institutional reforms, greater co-operation among Asian countries as they recover from the regional financial crisis, and increased private- sector participation...
23 May 2000
Following the 18 May military coup in Fiji, European Commission sources indicated that it is now unlikely that a new trade and aid accord to replace the expired Lomé Convention between the EU and 71 African, Pacific and Caribbean (ACP) countries would be signed on 8 June in Suva, Fiji, as...
23 May 2000
The former Soviet republic of Georgia on 15 May informed the WTO that the Georgian Parliament had ratified the protocol for Georgia's WTO accession. Georgia will be formally admitted into the WTO on 14 June, becoming the trade body's 137th Member. "Georgia ratifies WTO accession; on track to join...
23 May 2000
For more information on these events please visit ICTSD's online calendar at: http://ictsd.iisd.org/html/calendar.htm 22-26 May, Dresden, Germany: CONSULTATIVE GROUP ON INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH (CGIAR) MID-TERM MEETING 2000 (MTM2000). The meeting is being hosted by the German Federal...
23 May 2000
SPECIAL BIODIVERSITY ISSUE. March 2000. Vol. 76. No. 2. Published by International Affairs, the articles in this issue include: Biodiversity Finance, Biodiversity and Business: Coming to Terms with the "Grand Bargain" and Regulating Biotech Trade: The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. To obtain...