Impasse On Farm Subsidies Seen As 'Step Backwards' In Agriculture Talks

Volume
6,
Number
32
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25 September 2002
25 September 2002
At a 23-25 September informal negotiating session of the Committee on Agriculture (CoA) on domestic support, no progress was made on most contentious farm subsidy issues. This included an impasse on issues such as whether the so-called Green Box should be made more flexible or be tightened - a...
25 September 2002
Discussions on intellectual property rights and public health at the Council for Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs) continued to make little headway at the last session of the Council on 17-20 September. Apart from a new submission received from Switzerland, WTO Members...
25 September 2002
At a special (negotiating) session of the WTO Committee on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures (SCM) on 19 September, industrialised countries said in a draft decision that they were prepared to approve an "early harvest" list of 19 developing countries that could qualify for an extension to...
25 September 2002
ASEM AGREES TO IMPROVE TRADE RELATIONS Economic ministers from the 15 EU member states, China, Japan and eight other Asian nations -- meeting for the fourth Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 22 - 24 September -- agreed on new goals to reduce trade barriers between the two...
25 September 2002
SUPACHAI HEARS LEAST-DEVELOPED COUNTRIES' CONCERNS On 24 September, WTO Director-General Supachai Panitchpakdi met with representatives of least-developed country (LDC) Members to discuss their concerns at the WTO, including the need to streamline accession procedures for LDCs and the significance...
25 September 2002
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25 September 2002
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