Possible New NAFTA Case Raises Fears for Consequences of an Mai

Volume
2,
Number
34
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7 September 1998
7 September 1998
A U.S company last month filed a "notice of intent" to file a case against Canada under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), for a 1995-1997 Canadian ban on the export of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) waste. The company, identified in the press as S.D. Meyers--a firm specialising in...
7 September 1998
Talks for the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) got underway in Miami August 31 through September 2, tackling one of the most difficult areas first. Market access talks, covering customs issues, rules of origin, tariffs, non-tariff barriers, technical barriers to trade and safeguards are...
7 September 1998
Leaders from 113 nations of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) last week held their 12th summit in Durban, South Africa. The message going into the summit was clear: the NAM must show its relevance for the next century as a champion of South-South understanding and North-South relationships, to show...
7 September 1998
Officials from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) met with Caribbean Community officials in an effort to strengthen South-South co-operation and economic ties. Discussions surrounded areas including trade and investment opportunities, including tourism. The Caribbean Community has...
7 September 1998
The London-based International Alliance of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples of the Tropical Forests (IAITPTF), in collaboration with the Green Earth Organisation of Ghana and other groups are to hold a conference September 7-12 in Accra focusing on ways to harmonise indigenous culture and forest...
7 September 1998
European forest industry groups have aligned to forge an alternative sustainable forestry management scheme to compete with the global Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Meeting last week in Helsinki, Finland, forest industry representatives from Austria, Finland, France, Germany and Norway agreed...
7 September 1998
The next multilateral negotiating session for the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI) will take place at OECD headquarters in Paris : the Negotiating Group on the Multilateral Agreement on Investment is scheduled to meet on 20-21 October, and the Technical Group on Country-Specific...
7 September 1998
• EVENTS GLOBAL ACCORDS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, 16-17 September 1998, Cambridge, USA. This symposium seeks to highlight the commonalities that cut across policy cleavages in the international community and to reinforce potentials for effective collaboration between industrial and developing...