Differences Persist On How To Structure WTO NAMA Talks

Volume
8,
Number
39
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17 November 2004
17 November 2004
The WTO Negotiating Group on Market Access for Non-Agricultural goods (NAMA) met from 8-11 November to continue discussions on a number of technical issues and on how to organise future work. According to several trade sources, initial disagreements began to emerge on how the work plan for the...
17 November 2004
WTO Members are in the midst of agriculture negotiations during the second "agriculture week" following agreement on a July Package for moving the Doha Round forward ( WT/L/579 ). Delegates have convened in informal meetings from Monday, 15 November through Wednesday, 17 November. They are set to...
17 November 2004
WTO Members continued discussions on technical assistance, the post-quota textile and clothing industry and the declining terms of trade in primary commodities at a 16 November meeting of the Committee on Trade and Development (CTD). Ambassador Trevor Clarke chaired the session, which included a...
17 November 2004
The WTO Council for Trade in Goods (CTG) met briefly on 11 November in an informal session dedicated to the major review of the third and last stage of the implementation of the Agreement on Textiles and Clothing (ATC). Members considered the 2004 Report of the Textiles Monitoring Body ( G/L/700 )...
17 November 2004
On 10 November the WTO panel hearing Antigua and Barbuda's complaint against "certain US measures restricting the cross-border supply of gambling and betting services from foreign operators" released its final report to the public. The report followed a disruption in the process, during which the...
17 November 2004
ACCOMMODATING MEAs IN TRADE AGREEMENTS. By Kevin Gray (IDDRI, 2004). This paper examines different methods to accommodate multilateral environmental agreements in international trade agreements. Several options are discussed with the overall conclusion being that they all have merits and are best...
17 November 2004
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 [email protected] . Coming Up: 18-24 November 17-18...
17 November 2004
SOUTH-SOUTH TRADE ROUND TAKING SHAPE Informal meetings of two negotiating groups under the Global System of Trade Preferences Among Developing Countries (GSTP) -- focusing on market access and rule making -- are ongoing following a 19 October meeting that decided on the organisation of work for the...
17 November 2004
WTO TRADE FACILITATION NEGOTIATIONS LAUNCHED Members met in a first formal WTO meeting on trade facilitation negotiations on 15 November, and agreed on a work programme and tentative schedule of meetings for 2005, based on previous informal discussions (see BRIDGES Weekly , 10 November 2004). The...