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TBT Committee March 2012

TBT Committee March 2012

category: General
Last week we had the latest TBT Committee regular meeting. In it, the bulk of time was dedicated to Specific Trade Concerns, which had the highest number of concerns raised to date with 68, with
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DSB meeting March 2012

DSB meeting March 2012

category: General
Last Friday’s regular meeting of the DSB, saw the formal introduction of the new Chairman of the DSB, the Ambassador of Pakistan Shahid BASHIR. On other items of the agenda it
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NAMA Tariff Negotiation Group meeting March 2012

NAMA Tariff Negotiation Group meeting March 2012

category: General
Yesterday we continued our discussion on the way forward in the NAMA negotiations. This time, the topic was tariffs. At the outset, the Chair stated the three key issues in the tariff negotiation as he
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NAMA Wagon 2 proposals Negotiation Group meeting March 2012

NAMA Wagon 2 proposals Negotiation Group meeting March 2012

category: General
Earlier this week, we continued discussions on the way forward in the Wagon 2 proposals of the NAMA negotiations. At the outset, the Chair informed the membership that
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NAMA Wagon 1 proposals Negotiation Group meeting March 2012

NAMA Wagon 1 proposals Negotiation Group meeting March 2012

category: General
The meeting was intended to each subject under “Wagon 1” and determining where we stand and the way forward on each. We started by discussing Horizontal Mechanism, where the Chair suggested to move ahead on
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First General Council meeting 2012

First General Council meeting 2012

category: General
The first General Council meeting of the year appeared to be short from the agenda, but lasted several hours. The majority of the statements by the Member
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AB Report in China – Raw Materials

AB Report in China – Raw Materials

category: General
The WTO published the AB Report in the high-profile dispute, China-Raw Materials (WT/DS394/AB/R, WT/DS395/AB/R and WT/DS398/AB/R) on January 30, 2012, brought forth by Mexico, the US and the EU as co-complainants.
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January’s DSB regular meeting

January’s DSB regular meeting

category: General
This month’s regular meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) had a few interesting developments: three panels were established, an Appellate Body (AB) report was adopted, and an AB
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What is the World Trade Organization?

What is the World Trade Organization?

category: General
The World Trade Organization (WTO) is a global intergovernmental organization, much like the United Nations (UN), and the only one of its type to deal with the rules of trade between
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