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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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WTO complaints by Australia and Brazil regarding the EU Sugar Regime

On 27 September 2002, the Governments of Australia and Brazil (the "Complainants") filed requests for consultations with the European Communities ("EC") alleging that the structure of its sugar market violates its obligations under certain agreements of the World Trade Organisation ("WTO"). If the Complainants are successful in their challenge, the EC may find itself obligated to change the nature of its sugar market in order to bring it into compliance with WTO obligations. Such changes could result in a significant reduction in price supports from which domestic and certain African, Caribbean and Pacific ("ACP") suppliers benefit.

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