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Multilateral and Regional Trade Issues for Developing Countries

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This book is a collection of Trade Briefs, intended to serve as sources of information and training, and as reference tools for officials, policy makers and other persons responsible for following negotiations on behalf of Commonwealth developing countries.



It focuses on the various multilateral and regional negotiations and in particular, the Doha Development Round and ACP-EU Economic Partnerships Agreements (EPAs).



The Papers are presented in a manner which allows for flexibility and accessibility of use. The volume is divided into clear sections according to topics making it easier for trade officials, trade negotiators and researchers to find their subject area of interest. Equally, the volume offers a wide enough selection of trade topics, for individuals with little or no expertise in trade negotiations to obtain a more comprehensive understanding of the current state of international negotiations.

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The WTO GMO Dispute

The United States (US) announced on 13 May 2003 its request for WTO consultations with the European Communities (EC) on certain measures taken by the EC that affect the trade in genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The US claims that since October 1998, the EC has applied a moratorium on the approval of GMOs which has restricted the import of agricultural and food products from the United States.

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