Services: Developing Country WTO Members Join Forces To Move Ahead On 'Horizontal' Issues

Volume
6,
Number
37
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31 October 2002
31 October 2002
At a 28 October special session of the Council for Trade in Services (CTS), discussions centred on two 'horizontal' services issues of major importance to developing countries: 'credits' for autonomous liberalisation (AL), and review of the implementation of GATS Article IV (facilitating developing...
31 October 2002
Convening in Geneva from 23-25 October, farm leaders from Asia, Europe, West Africa and North America discussed options for establishing fair and equitable agricultural trade rules at the WTO in an overall effort to "balance" the ongoing farm trade negotiations held under the Doha mandate. Shortly...
31 October 2002
Leaders of the 21-member Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum met on 26-27 October in Los Cabos, Mexico, for the 10th annual APEC Economic Leaders Meeting, where governments called for reductions in agricultural subsidies alongside discussion of other key trade and development issues...
31 October 2002
At a 21-22 October informal meeting of the Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices' Working Group on Implementation, Members discussed the two implementation issues ascribed to the body by Ministers at the Doha Ministerial Conference last November. These refer to the time period that is to be used when...
31 October 2002
At a 23 October session of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB), a number of Members criticised the Appellate Body over new procedures unveiled on 27 September relaxing rules around the participation of third parties who wish to make oral statements in Appellate Body hearings. Under the new...
31 October 2002
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31 October 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...
31 October 2002
US PLANS NEW LABOUR AND ENVIRONMENT SANCTIONS FOR TRADE AGREEMENTS The Bush Administration is currently consulting with Congress regarding the creation of a new format for sanctions for its trading partners in order to enforce labour and environment standards for those who gain trade advantages...
31 October 2002
WTO MINI-MINISTERIAL SHIFTS VENUES DUE TO SECURITY CONCERNS According to comments made on 30 October by Australian Trade Minister Mark Vaile, a meeting of 25 trade ministers from major WTO Members in Sydney on 15 November has moved to a more secure location away from the Sydney city centre. The new...