Job Opportunities

Volume
2,
Number
40
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19 October 1998
19 October 1998
The Catholic Institute for International Relations (CIIR) is looking for a Policy Officer for Trade. Closing date for applications is 28 October 1998. For a job description and application information, contact: CIIR, Unit 3, Canonbury Yard, 190A New North Road, Islington, London N1 7BJ, UK; tel: (...
19 October 1998
The WTO General Council, meeting last week, discussed transparency and document derestriction, the appointment of a new Director General, issues relating to senior WTO staffing, the high-level meeting on trade and the environment, and a possible high-level meeting on development. The General...
19 October 1998
France last week made the sudden announcement that it would withdraw from talks on the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI). The French withdrawal casts an even longer shadow on already troubled MAI talks, underway at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) since...
19 October 1998
Environmental groups and the victorious complainant countries had mixed reactions to the WTO Appellate Body ruling last week in the shrimp-turtle dispute between the U.S. and Thailand, India, Malaysia, Pakistan (See BRIDGES Weekly Trade News Digest Vol. 2, No. 39 October 12, 1998). The WTO last...
19 October 1998
The Clinton Administration last week yielded to congressional demands for swift and decisive retaliation against the EU for trade disputes between the U.S. and EU over the EU banana-import regime and its ban on hormone-treated beef imports. The U.S. argues that the EU has failed to meet WTO...
19 October 1998
UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Secretary-General Rubens Ricupero last week called on the WTO to make it easier for least developed countries (LDCs) to join the WTO. Releasing UNCTAD's annual report on LDCs, Mr. Ricupero said that so far too little has been done to integrate LDCs...
19 October 1998
The increase in global trade has given market access to more than just consumer and agricultural goods: it has also broken down natural barriers for insects, weeds and viruses, which can now travel to new environs via packaging, airlines and other carriers. "Bioinvasion," as the transfer is called...
19 October 1998
On October 8, 1998, the Permanent Delegation of the European Commission formally submitted to the Dispute Settlement Body its status report on the implementation of the rulings in the Banana Dispute, in advance of the October 21 DSB Meeting at which the issue will be once again discussed. The...
19 October 1998
The European Union (EU) and Japan agreed last week to hold regular meetings on trade before the WTO resumes new global trade liberalisation talks in the year 2000, Japanese trade ministry officials said. European Commission Vice President Leon Brittan, visiting Japan, and Kaoru Yosano, Japan's...
19 October 1998
• EVENTS WTO Meetings: 21 October 1998: Dispute Settlement Body. For information, contact: Nusrat Nazeer, WTO, tel: (41) 22 739 5393. 26-28 October 1998: Committee on Trade and Environment. For information, contact: Hans-Peter Werner, WTO, tel: (41) 22 739 5286. 29 October 1998: Sub-Committee on...