Rules Negotiations: Japan Questions Uniqueness Of Fisheries Subsidies

Volume
6,
Number
26
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10 July 2002
10 July 2002
At an 8 July meeting of the WTO Negotiating Group on Rules, Members continued discussions on the clarification and improvement of WTO disciplines on fisheries subsidies, with three new papers submitted by China, Japan and New Zealand. The debate largely focused on Japan's communication, in which...
10 July 2002
The special session of the Committee on Trade and Development met on numerous occasions over the last week and a half as it headed into the final stretch leading up to its 31 July deadline of reporting to the General Council -- "with clear recommendations for action" -- on the review of special and...
10 July 2002
WTO Members convened on 8 July for a meeting of the General Council, where delegates spent considerable time discussing the preparatory process for Ministerial Conferences and selection of Directors-General, though little headway was made on these contentious procedural areas. Members however did...
10 July 2002
At the second yearly session of the WTO Working Group on Trade and Investment, held from 3-5 July, Members in accordance with the Doha negotiating mandate discussed the issues of "development provisions", "non-discrimination", and "modalities for pre- establishment treatment based on a General...
10 July 2002
On 4 July, the EU submitted its initial requests to 109 fellow WTO Members for improved market access in some 12 services sectors, including professional services, telecoms, postal and courier services, construction, engineering, banking, environmental services, tourism and energy. Other WTO...
10 July 2002
From 28 June - 10 July, African leaders gathered in Durban, South Africa, to launch the African Union (AU), replacing the 39-year old Organization of African Unity (OAU) and bringing together 53 African countries. Meanwhile, the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) received prominence...
10 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...
10 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 . ICTSD-Related 17 July, Geneva, Switzerland: TRADE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT : WORKING GROUP ON ENVIRONMENT, TRADE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT...
10 July 2002
BRAZIL SAYS READY TO SHARE AIDS DRUGS & TECHNOLOGY At the opening of the 14th UN AIDS Conference in Barcelona on 8 July, Brazil announced that it was moving ahead with a plan to help other developing countries build their own manufacturing capacity to produce generic AIDS drugs. Speaking at the...
10 July 2002
MEMBERS PROPOSE WAYS TO COMBAT CARTELS AT COMPETITION MEETING The Working Group on the Interaction between Trade and Competition Policy, held on 1-2 July, focused on so-called 'hard-core' cartels (those that engage in price-fixing, bid-rigging and market sharing) and ways of voluntary cooperation...