WTO Rules Negotiations: Deep Divides Prevail On Harmfulness Of Fisheries Subsidies

Volume
6,
Number
36
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24 October 2002
24 October 2002
At a 16-18 October session of the WTO Negotiating Group on Rules, Members continued their debate over whether and, if so, to what extent WTO subsidy rules needed to be improved with respect to government support granted to the fishing sector. Korea argued that "no reasoned determination" had so far...
24 October 2002
In an ongoing quest for 'progress' in the review of special and differential treatment (S&D) provisions, the WTO's Committee on Trade and Development (CTD) met in special sessions on 17, 18, 21, 22, & 23 October. Generally speaking, agreement-specific proposals were not responded to...
24 October 2002
Meeting last week from 14-17 October, delegates from both Geneva-based trade missions and capitals were unable to reach a compromise around compulsory licensing options for developing countries under the WTO's Doha mandate on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs) and public...
24 October 2002
On 19-21 October, African ministers met for three days in Johannesburg to discuss the implementation of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD). Nearly 500 delegates attended the meeting that hosted, beside government ministers, central bank governors, academics and representatives...
24 October 2002
At a 17 October meeting of the WTO Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT), delegates inter alia held active discussions on matters relating to technical assistance for developing countries. Many interventions were based on a Secretariat document (G/TBT/W/186, available at http://docsonline...
24 October 2002
MORE JOIN THE FRAY ON AUSTRALIA-BRAZIL VS. EC SUGAR SUBSIDIES 16 countries -- mostly members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group -- have requested third-party status in the simmering dispute between Australia and Brazil, on the one hand, and the EC, on the other, over the latter's...
24 October 2002
CARIBBEAN ISLANDS MAKE PROGRESS ON S&D IN FTAA According to sources, on 14 October, Caribbean countries obtained what some officials have termed a "breakthrough" in the process of seeking special and differential treatment (S&D) in the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA). At a conference...
24 October 2002
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