Mixed Outcome For WTO Negotiations Stocktaking

Volume
6,
Number
28
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24 July 2002
24 July 2002
Geneva-based ambassadors and senior officials from capitals met at the WTO's Trade Negotiations Committee (TNC) on 18-19 July to take stock of ongoing negotiations being conducted as part of the mandate agreed to in Doha, Qatar last November. While a much-awaited agreement was reached on the...
24 July 2002
On 24 July, WTO Members reached agreement on a report on special and differential treatment (S&D) to be presented at a 31 July General Council meeting. The decision, reached after many months of wrangling, comes close to the 31 July deadline for the special session of the Committee on Trade and...
24 July 2002
Gathering for the first high-level meeting since the fourth preparatory session (PrepCom IV) for the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD, 26 August - 4 September, Johannesburg, South Africa), delegates met in New York on 17 July to discuss some of the key outstanding issues in the draft...
24 July 2002
Heads of State and Government of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) met for the third ACP Summit on 16-19 July in Nadi, Fiji, to consolidate their position with regard to the upcoming trade negotiations with the EU under the Cotonou Agreement. Trade- related issues --...
24 July 2002
The Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) special session on the review of the WTO Dispute Settlement Understanding (DSU) met on 15 July. Discussions on DSU review have gained momentum since the Doha Ministerial Conference in November 2001 at which WTO Members agreed to "negotiate, improve and clarify" the...
24 July 2002
CANADIAN GOVERNMENT SOLICITS CITIZEN INPUT ON WTO MARKET ACCESS TALKS The Government of Canada, as part of a wider initiative to incorporate citizens' views in the assessment and formulation of its trade policy, announced on 13 July that it is seeking comments from Canadians on market access talks...
24 July 2002
If you have a relevant resource (books, papers, bulletins, etc.) you would like to see announced in this section, please forward a copy for review by the BRIDGES staff to Hugo Cameron, hcameron@ictsd.ch . Submissions of...
24 July 2002
WTO DESIGNATE D-G SUPPORTS DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, MORE OPENNESS Designate WTO Director-General Supachai Panitchpakdi, due to replace Mike Moore in September 2002, pledged on 8 July at a conference in Bangkok, Thailand to increase participation from developing countries in ongoing trade negotiations...
24 July 2002
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 . Coming Up This Week: 24-31 July 23- 25 July, Bangkok, Thailand: 20TH SESSION OF THE INTERNATIONAL RICE COMMISSION. Every four years, FAO...