WTO Convenes on Doha, Document De-Restriction, Dispute Settlement Review

Volume
5,
Number
18
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15 May 2001
15 May 2001
At an 8 May meeting of the General Council, delegates addressed a raft of issues, among which were document de-restriction; preparations for the Doha, Qatar, Ministerial Conference; review of the Dispute Settlement Understanding; and reports on a pilot scheme for the Integrated Framework for Trade-...
15 May 2001
At the 8 May WTO General Council meeting (see related story, this issue), Members agreed on the sequence to be followed for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) wishing to attend the WTO's Fourth Ministerial Conference in Doha, Qatar from 9-13 November. According to the paper, (WT/MIN(01)/INF/3),...
15 May 2001
US President George W. Bush last week presented his 2001 International Trade Legislative Agenda to the US Congress, which aims to end the seven-year stalemate over new trade negotiating authority. The agenda also makes some references to the longstanding disagreement over labour and environment...
15 May 2001
Last week the WTO Textiles Monitoring Body (TMB) convened to prepare its report on the implementation of the second phase of the WTO Agreement on Textiles and Clothing (ATC), which will be presented to the WTO Council for Trade in Goods (CTG) in July. Meanwhile, in an ongoing textile dispute with...
15 May 2001
On 10 May, General Council Chairman Stuart Harbinson met informally with several WTO heads of delegations to further develop the Doha Ministerial Agenda by composing the introductory statement of what will become the Doha Declaration. While no agreement was reached on the specific wording of the...
15 May 2001
In its ongoing informal dialogue with civil society, on 10 May the European Commission Directorate-General (D-G) for Trade hosted the fifth such dialogue since November 2000 in Brussels. At the dialogue, Pascal Lamy, European Commissioner on Trade, briefed European civil society groups on the EC's...
15 May 2001
NORWAY TO RESUME WHALE EXPORTS . Prices for whale blubber soared by nearly 60,000 per cent after Norway's controversial announcement that it would resume exports of whale products to Japan later this year despite a ban under the Convention on International Whaling Commission (IWC). Ulf Ellingsen...
15 May 2001
EU MEMBER CANDIDATES SUPPORT LAMY FOR A NEW TRADE ROUND. In a 12 May meeting between the EU and the 13 candidate countries for EU membership (Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungry, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey), the EU's call for a new...
15 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 14-16 May, Paris, France: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND THE NEW ECONOMY. The OECD Forum 2001 is an international public...
15 May 2001
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