WTO Members Still Battling Over TRIPS And Health

Volume
6,
Number
43
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20 December 2002
20 December 2002
As BRIDGES Weekly went to press, negotiations were still going on in the WTO Council for Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs) over paragraph 6 of the Doha Declaration on the TRIPs Agreement and Public Health. While most WTO Members had expressed their willingness to approve...
20 December 2002
After numerous sessions held between 12 and 20 December -- including a marathon session on 19 December with Heads of Delegation -- Members at the Special Session of the WTO's Committee on Trade and Development (CTD) were unable to bridge the gaps that remained on the mandate to strengthen special...
20 December 2002
On 18 December, Stuart Harbinson, chair of the negotiating session of the Committee on Agriculture (CoA), circulated a long-awaited 'overview paper' that outlines the current status of negotiations on establishing numeric targets, formulas and other 'modalities' for countries’ commitments by 31...
20 December 2002
EU fisheries ministers, scheduled to complete talks on fishing quotas on Thursday, 19 December, struggled in drawn-out meetings to find a compromise deal. While scientists warn that cod and other key species are on the verge of becoming extinct and should be protected, fishermen and nations with...
20 December 2002
Meeting in Geneva on 17 December, the Working Group on Trade, Debt and Finance focussed on the issue of coherence between the multilateral trading system and international financial institutions such as the World Bank and the IMF. Participants considered a background paper entitled "toward greater...
20 December 2002
Several end of year WTO-related documents have been posted on the ICTSD website. The documents available are: Agriculture Chair's overview paper of 'modalities' proposals , 18 December 2002. European Commission paper on EU agriculture proposal , presented 16 December 2002, not yet internally...
20 December 2002
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20 December 2002
At a 16-18 December negotiating session of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB), the US and Chile submitted a joint proposal aimed at providing parties to a WTO dispute with more flexibility and control over the process. The proposal would allow members more control of the content of Appellate...
20 December 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 . If you would like to submit an event, please email events@ictsd.ch ...
20 December 2002
EU APPROVES FARM ANIMAL HORMONE BAN EU Ministers, meeting for the Agriculture and Fisheries Council on 16- 19 December, reached political agreement on the Commission's proposal related to the ban of hormones as growth promoters for farm animals. The proposal aims to amend Directive 96/22/EC,...