Lamy: WTO Members Must "Run Faster" to Reach Bali Finish Line

Volume
17,
Number
7
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27 February 2013
27 February 2013
WTO members must "run faster" if they hope to achieve a set of relevant deliverables in time for December's ministerial conference in Bali, Director-General Pascal Lamy cautioned on Monday at a meeting of the global trade body's General Council. The trade chief spoke in more detail to members at an...
27 February 2013
Tokyo will not be required to unilaterally eliminate all tariffs as a condition of entering the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Barack Obama said after meeting in Washington last Friday. The affirmation has been widely seen by trade...
27 February 2013
Negotiations aimed at improving access to copyrighted material for the visually impaired and print disabled continued making progress toward a treaty last week. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) members will use this text as a basis for a diplomatic conference - the highest level of...
27 February 2013
Trade remedies found themselves in the spotlight this week in Geneva, with a WTO dispute panel finding yesterday that some of China's practices of conducting anti-dumping investigations on imported x-ray scanners from the EU were inconsistent with global trade rules. Two other rows involving...
27 February 2013
Wellington plans to formally introduce legislation requiring plain packaging for tobacco products this year, officials said last week. Should the planned initiative indeed become law, New Zealand would be the second country to implement such a measure after Australia - whose own policy has been the...
27 February 2013
Trade talks between the EU and Canada are still struggling to reach resolution, though officials from both sides have insisted that the negotiations remain on track and could soon be completed. The process of building additional buy-in within the EU for another set of trade talks - specifically,...
27 February 2013
Coming soon 3-14 March, Bangkok, Thailand. CITES COP 16. The 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 16) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) will address proposals to amend the convention appendices and several administrative,...
27 February 2013
BRUSSELS BRIEFING ON ENVIRONMENT. Published by viEUws. (February, 2013). In this video, environment journalist Sonja van Renssen provides an update on the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, proposals for "backloading" carbon allowances, and the European Commission's review of REACH - the EU's regulating...