New Doha Approach Floated as Delegates Consider Late-Autumn Ministerial

Volume
13,
Number
16
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6 May 2009
6 May 2009
Trade officials in Geneva are considering a new approach to the Doha Round that would bypass the negotiation of modalities - the broad outlines of a deal that WTO Members have been struggling to forge for more than seven years - and move directly into scheduling countries' specific commitments on...
6 May 2009
Discussions on the implementation of the WIPO Development Agenda (DA) concluded on a positive note last week as delegates succeeded in adopting a new thematic approach to implementing proposed activities that are meant to integrate development concerns into the organisation's work. The third...
6 May 2009
Mexico and Canada have spoken out against bans on their pork exports that countries from China to Ecuador have put in place in response to the H1N1 flu virus. The pork exporters maintain that the restrictions contravene world trade rules and have no scientific basis. "Mexico urgently requests all...
6 May 2009
Multinational agriculture giant Monsanto has followed through with its lawsuit against the German government over its recent decision to ban the cultivation of MON810, a strain of genetically modified maize that the firm produces. Berlin claims that its ban is based on environmental concerns, but...
6 May 2009
Pascal Lamy, a Frenchman who has served as director-general of the WTO since September 2005, will continue to lead the organisation for another four years, WTO Members unanimously confirmed last week. The announcement came as no surprise, as Lamy was running for the position unopposed. The former...
6 May 2009
The WTO's Dispute Settlement Body agreed to establish a panel to hear Mexico's complaint against US rules on ‘dolphin-safe' tuna at its meeting on 20 April. The move drew criticism from Washington, which argues that the case should be adjudicated in the dispute settlement system set up under NAFTA...
6 May 2009
4-15 May 2009, New York City, United States. SEVENTEENTH SESSION OF THE COMMISSION ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. The Commission on Sustainable Development’s (CSD) two-year implementation cycle will focus on identifying policy options to advance implementation in relation to the thematic cluster...
6 May 2009
GLOBAL GREEN NEW DEAL – A POLICY BRIEF. By the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), March 2009. The “Global Green New Deal” presented in this policy brief has three broad objectives. It should make a major contribution to reviving the world economy, saving and creating jobs, and protecting...