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  Genetically Modified Organisms Still Source of US-EU Tension

  The simmering battle between the United States and the European Union (EU) over genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has entered a new phase. On July 1st, 2003, the European Parliament ended its controversial moratorium on new GMO crop approvals, but …

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  Pessimism and Uncertainty Dominate Meeting of the World Economic Forum

  At the 2003 meeting of the World Economic Forum, held in Davos, Switzerland from January 23-25th, the world’s corporate and government leaders seemed pessimistic and uncertain in the face of lingering economic malaise and the crisis in the Middle …

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  Sales of African Elephant Ivory Approved Despite Opposition by Some Environmentalists

Published on :02-01-2003 At the twelfth biennial Conference of the Parties of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in Santiago, Chile in November 2002, sales of 60 tones of ivory stockpiles were …

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  White House Seeks Trade Promotion Authority

One of the most important items on the nation’s trade agenda is the Congressional passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which the Bush Administration and several key members of Congress are working hard to draft and approve. TPA (which was …

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  Problems and Progress in the First Year of the WTO Doha Development Round

  In November 2001, the members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) held a Ministerial Conference in Doha, Qatar and launched a new round of trade liberalization. Members had high hopes for this round, particularly because it was launched as …

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  Bush Imposes Duties on Steel Imports

“When the US is caught between domestic pressure and respecting its international commitments, the former prevails. The world steel market is not the Wild West, where people do as they like. There are rules to guarantee the multilateral system.” Pascal …

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  Reaction to U.S. Farm Act Highlights Tension Between Domestic Politics and International Obligations

“This nation has got to eat. It’s in our national security interests that we be able to feed ourselves. Thank goodness, we don’t have to rely on somebody else’s meat to make sure our people are healthy and well fed.” …

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  U.S. Congress Grants President Trade Promotion Authority

After long and complex negotiations, Congress granted President BushTrade Promotion Authority (TPA)in August 2002, as part of the Trade Act of 2002. The President holds this power until June 1 2005, with a two-year extension automatically enacted unless Congress adopts …

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  Long-Running Trade Dispute over U.S. Tax Break May Be Ending

  The United States has proposed revisions to its tax code—for the second time—in response to rulings from the World Trade Organization (WTO) invalidating a provision that gives U.S. companies, including major corporations such as Boeing, Microsoft, and Kodak, a …

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