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El Proyecto sobre el Desarrollo de Capacidades Legales

El Diálogo de Latinoamérica sobre la Gestión de Remedios Comerciales es una de las actividades organizadas por el Proyecto tripartita sobre el Desarrollo de Capacidades Legales del Centro Internacional para el Comercio y el Desarrollo Sostenible (ICTSD), la Organización Mundial del Comercio (OMC) y el Centro de Asesoría Legal en Asuntos de la OMC (ACWL). El proyecto de tres años ha sido financiado por el gobierno de Finlandia.

Este Diálogo próximo a celebrarse del 2 al 4 de noviembre de 2015 en Santo Domingo, organizado en conjunto con el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (IDB) como socio regional y con el gobierno de la República Dominicana como socio local, pretende tratar la necesidad de fortalecer la capacidad de desarrollar a los Miembros regionales que hayan elegido utilizar medidas antidumping y compensatorias para aplicarlas de forma consistentes con la OMC. 

Unión de fortalezas

La sociedad tripartita, que se beneficia de las fuerzas particulares de cada una de las tres instituciones, ha sido financiada por el gobierno finlandés e incluirá una serie de talleres regionales y sectoriales que tendrán la intención de identificar y desarrollar las mejores prácticas de los países en desarrollo dentro de áreas altamente especializadas, como la solución de controversias de la OMC. Al atender el problema de la clasificación jurídica, el programa tripartita afronta el importante tema de la capacidad de los países en desarrollo para administrar sus intereses comerciales y, en última instancia, sus derechos de desarrollo e inquietudes.

Hasta ahora, las tres instituciones han organizado ocho actividades en conjunto. La primera tuvo lugar en Ginebra, en mayo de 2012, fue una iniciativa global y, por lo tanto, llevó el título de Diálogo Sur-Sur sobre la Gestión de Litigios Comerciales. A este le siguieron tres actividades regionales entre 2012 y 2015: el Diálogo Regional en India sobre la Gestión de Controversias Comerciales, celebrado en Nueva Delhi; el Diálogo Regional Latinoamericano sobre la Gestión de Controversias Comerciales, celebrado en Brasilia; y el Diálogo Africano sobre la Gestión de Preocupaciones Comerciales, celebrado en Ginebra. También se han organizado cuatro talleres sectoriales desde 2013: manejo de controversias comerciales y ambientales, celebrado en Beijing a finales de 2013; manejo de controversias ambientales, celebrado en Ginebra en los primeros meses de 2014; gestión de preocupaciones comerciales MSF, celebrado también en Ginebra, pero a finales de 2014; y el de gestión de preocupaciones comerciales OTC, en Ginebra, en marzo de 2015.

El enfoque tripartita que eligieron las instituciones es vital para asegurar el éxito de la iniciativa. Cada una de las tres instituciones posee su propia experiencia en el área de litigación comercial, capacidad legal nacional y leyes de la OMC. La combinación de experiencias es un paso esencial para asegurar que la asistencia técnica, sobre todo en las áreas críticas de comercio tomen un enfoque holístico y eficiente en recursos.

En este contexto, la OMC aportaría una visión institucional y de procedimientos, y el ACWL, su experiencia única para litigar, que se vería complementada con la base conocimientos específica del ICTSD sobre las realidades nacionales y no gubernamentales. 

 

 

The Legal Capacity Building Project
The Latin America Dialogue on Managing Trade Remedies is one of the events under the tripartite legal capacity building project of the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), The World Trade Organization (WTO) and the Advisory Centre on WTO Law (ACWL).  This three-year project is funded through a grant by the Government of Finland.
 

This Dialogue, on 2-4 November 2015 in Santo Domingo, held in cooperation with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) as a regional partner and with the Government of the Dominican Republic as a local partner, is intended to address the need to strengthen the capacity of developing Members in the region that have chosen to use anti-dumping and countervailing measures to do so in a WTO-consistent manner.

Combining Strengths

The tripartite partnership, which benefits from the unique strengths of the three institutions, is financed through a grant by Finland, and includes a series of regional and sectorial workshops that are aimed at identifying and developing best-practices of developing countries in WTO dispute settlement and other highly specialized areas. By addressing the issue of legal capacity, the tripartite programme touches upon a critical matter, i.e., the ability of developing countries to manage their trading interests and, ultimately, their development rights and concerns.

So far, the three institutions have jointly organized eight activities. The first one took place in Geneva in May 2012; it was a global initiative and was thus entitled South-South Dialogue on Managing Trade Litigation. This was followed by three regional events between 2012 and 2015 - India Regional Dialogue on Managing Trade Disputes, held in New Delhi; Latin America Regional Dialogue on Managing Trade Disputes, held in Brasilia; and Africa Dialogue on Managing Trade Concerns, held in Geneva. Four sectorial workshops have also been organized since 2013 - workshop on trade remedies, which was held in Beijing in late 2013; handling trade and environment disputes, which was held in Geneva in early 2014; managing SPS trade concerns, which was held in Geneva in late 2014; and managing TBT trade concerns, which was held in Geneva in March 2015.

The tripartite approach chosen by the institutions is critical for ensuring the success of the initiative. All three institutions have strong and unique expertise in the area of WTO law, trade litigation and domestic legal capacity. Combining the different expertise is thus an essential step in ensuring that technical assistance, especially in critical areas in trade, takes a holistic and resource efficient approach.

In this context, the WTO provides institutional and procedural perspectives, the ACWL offers its unmatched expertise in litigation, and ICTSD contributes its unique knowledge base on domestic and non-governmental realities.

 

 

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Monday, 2 November 2015 - 9:30am to Wednesday, 4 November 2015 - 6:00pm

This event discussed the recent WTO Appellate Body report on Peru – Agricultural Products (DS457). In this dispute, Guatemala challenged additional duties imposed by Peru on imports of certain agricultural products through a “Price Range System” (PRS).

The dispute also dealt with the issue of whether Guatemala’s claims were brought in good faith under Articles 3.7 and 3.10 of the DSU, and whether, through the Peru-Guatemala Free Trade Agreement (FTA), the parties have modified their reciprocal WTO rights and obligations. The Appellate Body upheld most of the panel’s conclusions and found inter alia that Guatemala did not, through the FTA, waive its right to bring a claim in the WTO against Peru. The Appellate Body ruled that the FTA and the International Law Commission's Articles on Responsibility of States for Internationally Wrongful Acts (ILC Articles) cannot be used to interpret Article 4.2 of the Agreement on Agriculture and Article II:1(b) of the GATT 1994 as allowing the maintenance of the PRS. Peru’s PRS was ultimately found by the Appellate Body to be WTO-inconsistent. After a presentation on the key findings of the Appellate Body, the experts will provide comments and engage in a discussion from different angles: WTO law, public international law, FTA negotiation practices, and economic implications in the context of implementation.

Talking Disputes is designed to allow for the discussion of specific WTO disputes by experts and interested professionals from relevant fields. One or two experts present key aspects of the case, setting the stage for a targeted discussion, and designated discussants provide substantive comments.

Venue: Room S3, World Trade Organization (WTO), Rue de Lausanne 154, 1202 Geneva

Registration: Registration is mandatory. (Registration is now closed.)

 

This event was also streamed live online on the event page. Online viewers sent questions through Twitter using the hash tag #TalkingDisputes, @ICTSDTradeLaw, or through the comment function below. Selected questions were read and addressed by the speakers during Q&A session.

[The views and opinions expressed in the event are those of the experts and do not necessarily reflect those of ICTSD and WTIA.]

 

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Tuesday, 29 September 2015 - 12:15pm