WTO: Green Room Highlights Limited Progress In Trade Talks

Volume
7,
Number
39
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19 November 2003
19 November 2003
Carlos Perez del Castillo, Chair of the WTO General Council (GC), held a 'green room' meeting among heads of delegation on 18 November to take stock of talks seeking to revive the current round of trade negotiations. According to Chair Perez del Castillo, Members had been showing their commitment...
19 November 2003
Carlos Perez del Castillo, Chair of the WTO General Council, reported to Members at an informal 'green room' meeting at the heads of delegation level on 18 November on progress made in the first round of post-Cancun consultations on agriculture (also see related story, this issue). A week earlier,...
19 November 2003
Trade negotiators from the Americas are currently gathered in Miami in preparation for the eighth Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) Ministerial meeting from 20-21 November. The FTAA Trade Negotiations Committee (TNC) has been meeting since 15 November, preparing a draft Ministerial Declaration...
19 November 2003
On 17 November, a group of civil society organisations presented a statement to the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) preparatory committee for the UNCTAD XI summit that raised issues identified at a civil society meeting in mid-October. The statement supported the "invaluable work"...
19 November 2003
EVENTS For a more comprehensive list of events in trade and sustainable development, please refer to ICTSD's web calendar at: http://www.ictsd.org/cal/index.htm . If you would like to submit an event, please email [email protected]
19 November 2003
The WTO completed its first Trade Policy Review (TPR) of Haiti on 6 November 2003. Haiti is one of the most open economies in the Western Hemisphere due to reforms undertaken since 1986. Despite its liberal economy, Haiti continues to be the poorest country and the only Least Developed Country (LDC...
19 November 2003
METHYL BROMIDE HALTS MOMENTUM AT OZONE CONFERENCE The fifteenth meeting of the parties (MOP-15) to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer was held from 10-14 November in Nairobi, Kenya. Items on the agenda included various issues relating to "critical use exemptions" of...
19 November 2003
ICTSD Resources FTAA DAILY UPDATES IN SPANISH, PORTUGUESE AND ENGLISH. ICTSD, in collaboration with its partner organisations - Centro Internacional de Política Economica (CINPE) de la Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica, Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano (FFLA), and OIKOS / Cooperação e...