TRIPs Council: Still No Solution On Medicines In Sight

Volume
6,
Number
41
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28 November 2002
28 November 2002
Informal discussions continued among heads of delegations on 26 November on the implementation of paragraph 6 of the Doha Declaration on the TRIPs [Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights] Agreement and Public Health, based on a 24 November draft put forward by the TRIPs Council...
28 November 2002
As Members quickly approach a 31 December deadline on the review of special and differential treatment (S&D) provisions, special sessions of the Committee on Trade and Development (CTD) have met almost daily in hopes of finding agreement. Various formal and informal sessions have taken place on...
28 November 2002
US Trade Representative Robert Zoellick on 26 November unveiled a US proposal to eliminate tariffs on virtually all consumer and industrial products in all WTO members by 2015. While the proposal was greeted enthusiastically by most US manufacturers, it met with strong resistance from the US...
28 November 2002
During the meeting of the WTO Negotiating Group on Rules on 25-27 November, New Zealand suggested establishing a negotiating platform on fisheries subsidies in 2003, an idea seen as "premature" by Japan. The Group furthermore discussed proposals on anti-dumping issues put forward by the "Friends of...
28 November 2002
CANADA, US LOOK AT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPLICATIONS OF NEW TRADE DEALS On 22 November, the Canadian Government released its initial environmental assessment of the WTO negotiations with the aim of helping trade negotiators to incorporate environmental considerations into trade policy. It is the first of...
28 November 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 . Submissions of publications to ICTSD's documentation centre would also be welcomed (see mailing address below). "Foreign...
28 November 2002
These recently released WTO documents of note from a sustainable development perspective are available on the WTO website at: http://docsonline.wto.org/ . OVERVIEW OF DEVELOPMENTS IN THE INTERNATIONAL TRADING ENVIRONMENT (WT/TPR/OV/8). 15 November. Trade Policy Review Body. Annual report by the...
28 November 2002
JAPAN TO HOST MINI-MINISTERIAL IN FEBRUARY Japan's Foreign Minister, Yoriko Kawaguchi, announced on 19 November that the country would host another informal ministerial meeting in Tokyo before the Cancun Ministerial in September. The 25 trade ministers that attended the 'mini-ministeria' held in...
28 November 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...