Meeting On Special And Differential Treatment Agrees On How To Proceed

Volume
6,
Number
31
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25 September 2002
25 September 2002
Delegates convened on 23 September for an informal meeting of the WTO Committee on Trade and Development (CTD) to deal with the procedural matter of how to move forward with the work programme on special and differential treatment (S&D) agreed upon by Members in a report (TN/CTD/3) issued in...
18 September 2002
The UK Commission on Intellectual Property Rights (CIPR) -- an independent body set up in May 2001 by the British government -- released its final report on 12 September, setting out a number of recommendations aimed at aligning intellectual property rights (IPR) protection with efforts to reduce...
18 September 2002
At a 10-11 September special (negotiating) session of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB), the US tabled a proposal outlining its ideas on how to achieve a "more open and transparent process" by opening dispute settlement procedures to the public, providing timely access to submissions and...
18 September 2002
On 16-18 September, WTO Members met in the Working Group on Trade and Investment, where they addressed, inter alia, dispute settlement, foreign direct investment and technology transfer, and exceptions and balance-of-payments safeguards. As at the Working Group's last meeting on 3-5 July, many...
18 September 2002
On 10 September, the WTO's Committee on Trade and Development (CTD) met informally to discuss the review of Article XVIII of GATT 94 ("Governmental Assistance to Economic Development"), the issue of small economies, and paragraph 51 of the Doha Ministerial Declaration (on reflecting sustainable...
18 September 2002
Continuing discussions held in August at the last meeting of the Negotiating Group on Market Access (see BRIDGES Weekly , 8 August 2002), Members met on 12-13 September to resume discussions on negotiating modalities on tariffs and non-tariff barriers on non-agricultural products. Positions raised...
18 September 2002
EVENTS For a more comprehensive list of events in trade and sustainable development, please refer to ICTSD's web calendar at: http://ictsd.iisd.org/cal/index.htm . If you would like to submit an event, please email events@ictsd.c...
18 September 2002
EUROPEAN GROUPS RELEASE STATEMENT CONDEMNING WTO INVESTMENT TALKS A statement signed by 40 civil society groups from across Europe was released on 13 September calling on the governments of European countries and the European Commission to withdraw their proposals for investment negotiations within...
18 September 2002
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