WTO members adopt panel ruling on eu-norway salmon dispute

Volume
12,
Number
3
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30 January 2008
30 January 2008
WTO Members on 15 January adopted a dispute panel report against practices followed by the EU when imposing anti-dumping measures on farmed salmon from Norway. The panel found that the minimum import prices imposed by the EU on the Norwegian fish were "inconsistent with WTO rules on 22 separate...
30 January 2008
Some of the world's leading economies have called for another push for a deal in the long-running Doha Round of global trade negotiations, motivated this time by growing anxiety about the world economy. Meeting on 26 January in the Swiss alpine resort of Davos, trade ministers from the US, the EU,...
30 January 2008
Longstanding divisions appear to be persisting in the Doha Round negotiations to modify WTO rules on the use of anti-dumping measures, following discussions last week on a set of potential amendments tabled in November by the chair of the negotiating group. Uruguayan Ambassador Guillermo Valles...
30 January 2008
Tariff cuts and structural economic reforms have contributed to Ghana's improved growth rates and macroeconomic fundamentals since 2001, according to a new report by the WTO Secretariat. The review of Ghana's trade policy (WT/TPR/S/194) noted that competitiveness was hampered by its complex tariff...
30 January 2008
BOOM OR BUST: HOW COMMODITY PRICE VOLATILITY IMPEDES POVERTY REDUCTION, AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT. By Oli Brown, Jason Gibson and Alec Crawford. International Institute for Sustainable Development, 2008. Commodity price volatility is a serious issue, but not a hopeless one. The basic economic tools...
30 January 2008
Ukraine has cleared the last obstacle in its pursuit of WTO membership. After 14 years of accession negotiations, governments in the WTO working party on the country's accession adopted the full Ukrainian plan for joining the global trade body. From this point forward the process is largely a...
30 January 2008
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30 January 2008
CANADA CONCLUDES FTA NEGOTIATIONS WITH PERU, EFTA Along the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos last weekend, Canada announced the successful conclusion of free trade negotiations with Peru and signed a free trade agreement with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries of...