2010 Shaping Up as a Bad Year for Doha Deal, Climate Talks

Volume
14,
Number
9
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10 March 2010
10 March 2010
2010 was the year in which two long-running sets of global negotiations were supposed to finally end in agreement: the WTO's Doha Round of trade talks and multilateral negotiations to secure a deal to curb emissions of greenhouse gases. But fewer than 10 weeks into the year, officials involved in...
10 March 2010
Brazil has announced that it will impose retaliatory tariffs worth US$591 million on 102 US products. The move is part of Brazil's retaliation against Washington for failing to bring its cotton subsidies into compliance with WTO rules. The list of US goods exports, which was made public and...
10 March 2010
The world's biggest economies introduced fewer measures to restrict trade flows in late 2009 and early 2010 than in the preceding year, according to a new report on trade and investment protectionism from the WTO, the United Nations, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (...
10 March 2010
A crisis of political leadership has undermined any hopes of rapid progress in the WTO's Doha Round of trade talks, negotiators said - despite a raft of new submissions from developing countries on ways to safeguard their domestic producers from import surges and price drops. Several Geneva-based...
10 March 2010
Delegates discussed long-standing concerns about public health and biodiversity at a 2 March meeting of the Council of the WTO's Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). At the close of the one-day session, they expressed support for continued review of a six-year...
10 March 2010
The shape of potential US climate and energy legislation remains uncertain, as remarks by influential lawmakers have called into question whether a future Senate bill will include a cap-and-trade system for curbing greenhouse gas emissions. "Cap-and-trade is dead," Senator Lindsey Graham told a...
10 March 2010
Measures taken by Uruguay to deter smokers have drawn a legal challenge by one of the world's largest tobacco companies under a treaty designed to protect foreign investors. Philip Morris, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes, objects to three recent regulations enacted by Uruguay that restrict the...
10 March 2010
15-17 March, Amsterdam, Netherlands. WORLD BIOFUELS MARKETS. Over 230 leaders of the biofuels industry will share their expertise on all aspects of the biofuels value chain during three days of interactive conference sessions. In addition, time will be provided for networking. Sessions will be held...
10 March 2010
BEYOND BARRIERS: THE GENDER IMPLICATIONS OF TRADE LIBERALIZATION. Trade Knowledge Network, 2010. Although trade can be a catalyst for greater gender equality, the effects of trade liberalisation and economic globalisation on women have been mixed. While trade has provided new livelihoods and...