WTO Goods, Development Groups Meet On Textiles Adjustment

Volume
8,
Number
41
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1 December 2004
1 December 2004
Debate on the post-quota trading environment in the textiles and clothing sector continued recently at a WTO Council for Trade in Goods meeting on 25 November and a Committee on Trade and Development (CTD) meeting on 26 November. Members continued to clash about whether -- and in what forum -- to...
1 December 2004
A WTO panel hearing a challenge by the US and Australia against a 1992 EU regulation governing geographically linked names of certain agricultural products issued a confidential preliminary ruling to the disputants on 16 November. Although the ruling is not yet publicly available, US officials have...
1 December 2004
China's aggressive drive to expand its commercial ties is spurring regional and bilateral trade negotiations in Asia and Latin America. Although some projections indicate that a pan-Asian free trade agreement could lead to significant economic welfare gains there -- mainly at the expense of the US...
1 December 2004
On 22 November, the EU Agriculture Council met to address, among other topics, the reform of the EU sugar scheme. Incoming EU Agriculture Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel commented that the reform plan issued by the European Commission in July (see BRIDGES Weekly , 21 July 2004) formed a good...
1 December 2004
PÉREZ DEL CASTILLO OFFICIALLY ENTERS DG RACE On 1 December, Uruguay officially nominated Ambassador Carlos Pérez del Castillo to the post of Director-General of the WTO. In his nomination letter, Ambassador Guillermo Valles Galmés of Uruguay noted that Pérez del Castillo would be a suitable...
1 December 2004
AFRICAN COUNTRIES LOOK FOR WAY FORWARD IN DOHA ROUND African trade officials and negotiators convened in Tunis, Tunisia from 25-26 November for a "high-level brainstorming meeting" organised by the UN Economic Commission for Africa. The meeting's objective was to undertake a comprehensive...
1 December 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 us . Coming Up: 2-8 December 6 December, Copenhagen, Denmark: SEMINAR ON WTO, TRADE AND THE ENVIRONMENT. This seminar is...
1 December 2004
ECONOMIC AND POLICY ASPECTS OF AGRICULTURAL SUBSIDIES. By Timothy Wise (Global Development and Environment Institute, Tufts University, 2004). This paper examines the economic and policy aspects of agricultural subsidies. It focuses on the most widely used measure of agricultural support, the OECD'...