Banana Dispute Resolved as EU-Ecuador Reach Agreement

Volume
5,
Number
16
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1 May 2001
1 May 2001
The EU and Ecuador on 30 April announced they had reached an agreement to resolve the impasse over the EU's proposed banana import regime, bringing an end to the longstanding dispute over bananas in the WTO. Welcoming the agreement, Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Heinz Moeller, European Trade...
1 May 2001
Convening from 16-28 April, delegates to the Ninth United Nations' Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-9) gathered at UN Headquarters in New York City to discuss, inter alia, sustainability issues relating to Energy and Atmosphere; the Economic Dimensions of Transport; International...
1 May 2001
In a 27 April ruling, a WTO panel upheld Pakistan in its dispute with the US over import restrictions on Pakistani combed cotton yarn. In other dispute developments, the US announced on 25 April that it would appeal a WTO panel ruling that in part faulted a 1999 US decision imposing antidumping...
1 May 2001
The Sixth Inter-sessional Contact Group Meeting on the Revision of the International Undertaking on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (IU) was held in Spoleto, Italy from 23-28 April. While some progress was made on setting up a list of crops for inclusion under the IU, delegates...
1 May 2001
Meeting in Washington, DC on 28 April, Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors from the G-7 countries -- France, Canada, UK, US, Italy, Germany, Japan and the EU -- discussed, inter alia, recent developments in the world economy, in particular the implications of slowing global economic growth...
1 May 2001
CODEX COMMITTEE FAILS TO AGREE ON DEFINITION OF PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE. Talks at the sixteenth session of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization's Codex Committee on General Principles (23-27 April) broke down when a number of delegates insisted on the removal of all references to the...
1 May 2001
US URGES SUBSTANTIVE SERVICES TALKS AFTER WTO MINISTERIAL MEETING. At a US Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Services meeting, Assistant US Trade Representative for Services, Joseph Papovich, said that the US hopes to move to the substantive phase of services trade negotiations after the...
1 May 2001
For a more comprehensive list of events in trade and sustainable development, please refer to ICTSD's web calendar at: http://www.ictsd.org/html/calendar.htm . Coming Up This Week 30 April - 2 May, New York, USA: THE TENTH SESSION OF THE COMMISSION ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. This meeting will...