WTO panel rules against EU import ban in beef hormone case; both sides claim victory

Volume
12,
Number
11
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2 April 2008
2 April 2008
Both sides are claiming victory following the latest WTO ruling in one of the longest running disputes in the institution's history, which has pitted the US and Canada against the EU over trade in hormone-treated beef. The ruling, released on 31 March, faulted all three parties to the case for not...
2 April 2008
Continuing disagreement among a dozen-odd WTO Members on how to expand trade in 'sensitive' farm products is holding up discussions in the ongoing push for a deal in the struggling Doha Round of global trade negotiations. The highly technical, though crucial, issue has led the chair of the WTO...
2 April 2008
WTO Members remain divided on how to structure future multilateral rules on fisheries subsidy spending, notably on the conditions under which developing countries should be allowed to provide significant amounts of support to their fisheries sectors. During the 26-27 March session of the...
2 April 2008
REGIONALISM OR MULTILATERALISM: A POLITICAL ECONOMY CHOICE. By Giorgia Albertin, IMF, March 2008. This paper provides a political economy analysis of the incentives underpinning a country's decision to enter a regional trade agreement when a multilateral free trade agreement is available, and of...
2 April 2008
Three Caribbean leaders last week urged US President George W. Bush to renew Washington's trade preference scheme for exports from Caribbean countries before it expires on 30 September. Bahamian Prime Minister Huber Ingraham, who currently holds the chair of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), David...
2 April 2008
Coming up: 3 - 9 April 2-4 April, Rovigo, Italy. EUROPEAN CLIMATE CONFERENCE 2008: CLIMATE PROTECTION AND RENEWABLE ENERGY. The European Climate Conference, hosted by the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), is a capacity-building event that aims to transfer good...