Services: Demandeurs, Requested Members Both Content With Initial Plurilaterals

Volume
10,
Number
13
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12 April 2006
12 April 2006
The recently-concluded 'cluster' of services meetings at the WTO, which featured the start of 'plurilateral' market access negotiations among groups of countries, was hailed as "extremely positive" by Hamid Abdel-Mamdouh, the director of the WTO's services division. The cluster, which ran from 27...
12 April 2006
Developing and developed country WTO Members made several submissions during the informal meeting of the Negotiating Group on Trade Facilitation from 5-6 April, some new but most building on previous ideas. According to a developing country trade delegate, the fact that a number of delegations...
12 April 2006
At a 7 April meeting of the WTO Committee on Trade and Development - Special Session (CTD-SS), delegations said they were open to relaunching talks on a monitoring mechanism for special and differential treatment (S&D). This marked the first time in some three years that the committee has...
12 April 2006
Two days of meetings among senior officials from six influential WTO Members yielded no substantial progress in the troubled Doha Round farm trade negotiations, as divisions persisted with regard to flexibilities in tariff treatment for both developed and developing countries. Representatives from...
12 April 2006
EVENTS For a more comprehensive list of events in trade and sustainable development, please refer to ICTSD's web calendar . If you would like to submit an event, please email us . Upcoming : 13 -19 April 10-14 April, Paris, France: CODEX COMMITTEE ON GENERAL PRINCIPLES (23rd SESSION) . The...
12 April 2006
ADB REPORT WARNS AGAINST TRADE BILATERALISM IN ASIA As multilateral trade negotiations remain deadlocked at the WTO, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has issued a new report warning that the proliferation of bilateral accords among Asia's emerging economies could hinder growth in the region. The...
12 April 2006
THE IMPACT OF DISASTERS ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE . By Martin Gassebner, Alexander Keck, and Robert Teh. WTO, March 2006. This paper examines the impact of major natural disasters on international trade flows using a gravity model. It finds that the driving forces determining the impact of such events...
12 April 2006
At an informal meeting of the WTO Committee on Trade and Environment Special Session (CTE-SS) on 4-5 April, Members evaluated proposals seeking expedited liberalisation for certain renewable energy and air pollution control products as 'environmental goods' under Article 31(iii) of the Doha...