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         Vol.7 N° 12 (1) - December 2006                
     

    Doha Round: India: March 2007 possible conclusion of Doha talks.
    Accessions: Laos launches first goods offering WTO accession bid. Russia-EU resolve outstanding WTO accession issue.
    Dispute settlement: EU requests consultations with Canada and India.
    Trade Remedies: EU launches reflection on Trade Deference Instruments. Data on safeguards.
    Trade Policy Review: Country profile: Colombia.
    Free Trade Agreements
    ITC events:ITC Geneva Round Table focuses on services
    News in brief.
     

     
           
         Vol.7 N° 11 (2) - November 2006                
     

    Doha Round: APEC leaders prioritise re-start of Doha talks. EU appeals for return to negotiations.
    Accessions: Russia and US sign WTO accession deal. Ukraine's accession to WTO. Kazakhstan reviews progress on WTO accession.
    Dispute settlement: Two interpretations of WTO Appellate Body report.
    Trade Policy Review: Country profile: Colombia.
    Free Trade Agreements
    ITC events: ITC to hold roundtable on trade in services.
    News in brief.
     

     
           
         Vol.7 N° 11 (1) - November 2006                
     

    Doha Round: AU calls on WTO Members to break deadlock. Doha issues at regular session of WTO Agriculture Committee.
    Accessions: WTO General Council approves Viet Nam's membership. Russia-US to sign bilateral WTO accession deal.
    Dispute settlement: DSB sets up panels on auto parts, shrimp and steel.
    Trade Policy Review: Country profile: Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
    Sanitary & Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures: Animal health funding: international bodies join forces to advise OIE.
    Free Trade Agreements
    ITC events: World Trade Net kick-off meeting in the  west Balkans: the impact
    News in brief.
     

     
           
         Vol.7 N° 10 (2) - October 2006                
     

    Doha Round: Lamy: Doha Round failure would hurt developing countries.
    Aid for Trade: Cotton: WTO General Council endorse recommendations.
    Accessions: Viet Nam: WTO Working Party completes task. Mixed messages on Russian accessions.
    Trade Policy Review: Country profile: Kyrgyz Republic.
    Sanitary & Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures: SPS agenda: cinnamon, "novel foods", standards. SPS assistance
    Free Trade Agreements
    ITC events: The World Trade Net Programme completes cycle of kick-off events in west Balkans
    News in brief.
     

     
           
         Vol.7 N° 10 (1) - October 2006                
     

    Doha Round: New EU trade strategy: priority to Doha Round.
    Accessions: US, Russia pursue accessions talks
    Dispute Settlement: Cotton: pane to review US compliance. China opposes first panel request on imports of automobile parts. US says panel on shrimp from Thailand premature.
    Trade Policy Review: Country profile Republic of Congo
    Free Trade Agreements
    ITC seminar on trade remedies.
    ITC to hold kick-off meeting in Serbia
    News in brief.
     

     
           
         Vol.7 N° 9 (2) - September 2006                
     

    Doha Round: No breakthrough at Cairns talks
    Dispute Settlement: Panel clarifies in Japan case on "zeroing". Dispute on EU biotech approvals.
    Trade Policy Review: Bangladesh
    Sanitary & Phytosanitary measures: EU imposes strict testing requirements on fishery imports from Brazil.
    Free Trade Agreements
    ITC sets up series of kick-off meetings in the
    Balkans

    News in brief.
     

     
           
         Vol.7 N° 9 (1) - September 2006                
     

    Doha Round: A G20 call to resume Doha talks. Finland donates EUR 500,000 to DDAGTF.
    Accessions: WTO accession talks.
    Dispute Settlement: Cotton: US blocks Brazil's first-time request for compliance panel. EU Banana regime still under attack 

    Trade Policy Review.
    Free Trade Agreements
    ITC sets up series of kick-off meetings in the
    Balkans
    News in brief.
     

     
           
         Vol.7 N° 8 (2) - August 2006                
     

    Doha Round: Rio G20 meeting in advance of Cairns. Bangladesh urges implementation of Hong Kong declaration.
    Accessions: WTO accession talks.
    Dispute Settlement: US and softwood lumber from Canada. Formal repeal of "Step 2" of US cotton programme. Trade disputes to resolve what trade talks
    could not?
    Free Trade Agreements
    ITC Business for Development Seminar, Mauritius,
    3-4 August 2006

    News in brief.
     

     
           
         Vol.7 N° 8 (1) - August 2006                
     

    Doha Round: WTO General Council ratifies suspension of trade talks. Australia proposes to hold expanded trade meeting. A4T Task Force submits recommendations.
    Accessions: WTO accession talks.
    Dispute Settlement: Panama initiates complaint against Colombia. 

    Trade Policy Review: Nicaragua.
    Free Trade Agreements
    ITD Business for Development:
    ITC Business for Development Seminar, Mauritius, 3-4 August 2006
    News in brief.
     

     
           
         Vol.7 N° 7 (2) - July 2006                
     

    Doha Round: Collapse of G6 in Geneva.
    Accessions: WTO accession talks.
    Dispute Settlement: Antigua to request WTO panel. 

    Trade Policy Review: Nicaragua.
    Other WTO news: ITA Committee: US paper looks at case of divergent technologies. EU trade preference waiver approved.
    Free Trade Agreements
     

    ITC Round Tables:ITC Round Table focuses on fisheries trade.
    Business for Development:
    ITC Business for Development Seminar, Mauritius, 3-4 August 2006
    News in brief.
     

     
         
         Vol.7 N° 7 (1) - July 2006                
     

    Doha Round:Stalemate at en-June Doha talks. WTO Members agree on RTA modification. A4T draft recommendations. Spain donates EUR 342,000 for technical.
    Dispute Settlement: Antigua to request WTO panel. 

    Trade Policy Review: Togo.
    Other WTO news: Dominican Republic joins WTO's ITA
     

    Free Trade Agreements. 

    ITC Round Tables:ITC NAMA Round Table highlights "predictability" and "certainly" as key business issues
    Business for Development:
    ITC Business for Development Seminar, Mauritius, 3-4 August 2006
    News in brief.
     

     
           
         Vol.7 N° 6 (2) - June 2006               Spanish version 
     

    Doha Round:Late June meetings to discuss modalities. Mid-June talks: no progress on agriculture. NAMA: China's proposal on cuts comes under fire. "Special consideration" for textiles. African countries call for producer groups. Grouping of Arabs states at WTO. No common ground over Gls problem. New USTR Susan C. Schwab.
    Accessions: WTO accession talks.
    Dispute Settlement: Panel for Korea-Japan dispute over DRAMs. EU sugar export subsidies. Shrimp: Ecuador request panel in dispute with US. EU-Brazil: retreated tyres. 

    Trade Policy Review: The Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei). 

    Free Trade Agreements. 

    ITC Round Tables: July Round Table on NAMA.
    News in brief.
     

     
           
         Vol.7 N° 6 (1) - June 2006               Spanish version 
     

    Doha Round:End-June deadlines for agriculture and NAMA modalities. Intense June discussions. A4T Task Force meets. More contributions to DDA Trust Fund.
    Accessions: WTO accession talks.
    Dispute Settlement: Concern over EU implementation of WTO rulings. DRAMS: Japan blocks Korea's first panel request. 

    Trade Policy Review: Iceland. 

    Free Trade Agreements. 

    Agriculture: ITC Round Table:Agriculture debated at end May ITC Round Table.
    News in brief.
     

     
           
         Vol.7 N° 5 (2) - May 2006           
     

    Doha Round:Paris "mini-ministerial" reiterates urgency. Agriculture: subsidies, tariffs, domestic support. Little movement on food aid, export credits, STEs. Debate over fisheries subsidies. Opposing views on what constitute environmental products.
    Accessions: WTO accession talks.
    Trade Policy Review: Uruguay
    Other
    trade issues: New EU rules to prevent illegal trade in caviar.
    Free Trade Agreements
    Business for Development: NAMA Singapore B4D special event provides business focus.
    Agriculture: ITC Round Table
    News in brief.
     

     
           
         Vol.7 N° 5 (1) - May 2006           
     

    Doha Round: Finding consensus "doable", says Lamy. "African Four" proposal for cotton gains support. Agriculture talks focus on flexibilities. Brief review of reports to TNC. Dissent over tropical products. Discussions on rules for food aid.
    Accessions: WTO accession talks.
    Other WTO news: 15 small economies ask for extension of export-subsidy programmes. Decline in anti-dumping investigations and final anti-dumping measures. Norway pledges nearly EUR 1.3 million to WTO Technical Assistance.
    Trade Policy Review
    Other
    trade issues: New EU regulation on patented medicines.
    Free Trade Agreements
    News in brief.
     

     
           
         Vol.7 N° 4 (2) - April 2006           
     

    Doha Round:Negotiators miss end-April deadline for modalities·
    Accessions: WTO accession talks.
    Other Trade Issues:EU pursues reforms of banana regime. Taiwan may introduce safeguard measures on towel imports
    Trade Policy Review
    :Trade Policy Review:United Arab Emirates (UAE) 

    Other WTO news:The US pledges USD 1 million to technical assistance
    Free Trade Agreements
    World Trade Net News:
    B4D May event in Singapore. Agriculture: ITC Round Table to stimulate debate. Kick-off event in Azerbaijan
    News in brief.
     

     
           
         Vol.7 N° 4 (1) - April 2006           
     

    Doha Round:No numbers emerge from NAMA talks, No breakthrough at Rio summit. Joint submissions on trade facilitation. S&D monitoring· Mixed reaction to Turkish textile proposal. US appoints new Trade Representative. IMF "apprehension" over missed deadline.
    Accessions: WTO accession talks.
    Dispute Settlement:China opens auto-parts talks with US and EUs. Colombia set to impose sanctions· Shrimp: Thailand files case against the US. US yet to comply with WTO gambling ruling. Turkey and US resolve rice dispute. Olive oil: EU files request with WTO. EU to impose anti-dumping duties on TVs from China.
    Trade Policy Review:China.
    Other trade issues:Other patent for Basmati rice
    Free Trade Agreements
    News in brief.
     

     
           
         Vol.7 N° 3 (2) - March 2006              Spanish version 
     

    Doha Round:Argentine paper tests "comparably high level" of ambition.- Mixed response to "Cotton Four" proposal- Fisheries proposals get cool reception- Little progress in GI talks·
    Accessions: WTO accession talks.
    Dispute Settlement:WTO DSB sets up panels for three trade disputes- Dispute over EU banana regime continues.
    Trade Policy Review:United States of America- Advance information on the TPR for China.
    Other trade issues:Leather shoes: EU adopts anti-dumping measures- GM labelling requirements postoponed- New treaty on trademarks.
    Free Trade Agreements
    News in brief.
     

     
           
         Vol.7 N° 3 (1) - March 2006             Spanish version 
     

    Doha Round: No breakthrough in London G6 trade talks. Plurilateral negotiations in services. "Cotton Four" details cuts in domestic support. NAMA: divided opinion on flexibilities. Proposals to reinforce WTO rules on fish subsidies.
    Accessions: WTO accession talks.
    Dispute Settlement: Appellate Body finds in favour of US on sweeteners.Preliminary WTO ruling on anti-dumping in steel sector.
    Trade Policy Review: Djibouti
    Other WTO news: Donation to IF Programme Implementation Unit.
    Free Trade Agreements
    News in brief.
     

     
           
         Vol.7 N° 2 (2)- February 2006         Spanish version 
     

    Doha Round: Cotton four submit their new proposal to TNG, New submissions at Trade Facilitation meeting, Plurilateral market access, EU holds agriculture talks with Australia and New Zealand
    Dispute settlement: Frozen chicken cuts: EU ordered to implement panel decision by end June
    Trade Policy Review: Angola
     

    Trade Remedies: EU proposes progressive duty on Chinese and Vietnamese leather shoes 

    Other WTO news:US gives USD 100 000 aid on food, animal and plant health standards 

    Free Trade Agreements
    News in brief.
     

     
           
         Vol.7 N° 2 (1)- February 2006              Spanish version 
     

    Doha Round:Lamy: "we must now develop-numbers and words, texts", WTO D.G announces composition of the Aid for Trade Task Force, "Business-like" talks on NAMA.,"Cotton four" to make new proposal on domestic support,US proposes change in food aid,WTO chairpersons for 2006
    Accessions: Russia signs WTO accession protocols
    Dispute settlement: WTO panel rules in favour of complainants in GMO case, Opening of tariff quota for bananas from ACP countries, Ten panel reports appealed.
    Trade Policy Review: Israel.
     

    Other WTO news:SPS meetings highlight transparency 

    Free Trade Agreements
    FTA's
    News in brief.
     


     
     

     
           
         Vol.7 N° 1 - January 2006              Spanish version 
     

    Doha Round:Trade talks at the World Economic Forum, Trade panel at the World Economic Forum,Trade talks resume in Geneva,USTR appoints new Chief Agricultural Negotiator
    Accessions: Russia intends to wrap up bilateral talks, Vietnam closer to WTO accession.
    Dispute settlement:
    New draft EU regulations comply with WTO ruling, IPR case against China?, Brazil threatens sanctions on US cotton subsidies, EU banana regime under discussion again.
    Trade Policy Review: Malaysia.
     

    Free Trade Agreements
    FTA's
    News in brief.