The Agriculture Negotiations at the World Trade Organization (WTO) written by Miriam W. O. Omolo is published by Trade Law Centre, No. S15TB18/2015, Dec 2015.
In his report to the General Council on 7 December about the potential outcomes of the Nairobi Ministerial Conference, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo urged WTO members to “seize the last opportunity to show the flexibility and political will that we need” for a successful Ministerial Conference that is “essential to support growth and development for all members”. This is what he said:
WTO - This trade-monitoring report reviews trade-related developments during the period from 16 October 2014 to 15 October 2015.
This Introduction provides a summary and timeline of events in the Great Recession, including its macroeconomic and trade impacts, the uncertainty over trade policy in 2008-9, and the response to calls for additional monitoring of trade policy. In particular, this Introductions highlights the real time monitoring efforts of the World Bank’s Global Antidumping Database and subsequent Temporary Trade Barriers Database.
This article outlines a possible analytical framework employing recent and relevant World Trade Organization (“WTO”) jurisprudence for evaluating whether technical regulations such as the European Union’s (“EU’s”) European Community’s (“EC’s”) regulatory regime for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (“REACH”), as adopted and/or as applied, are WTO-consistent.