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U.S. agricultural negotiating objectives for the Seattle WTO Ministerial Conference

Hearing before the Subcommittee on International Trade of the Committee ... first session, October 7, 1999 (S. hrg)

by United States

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ISBN 100160603609
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Order Code RS Updated Novem CRS Report for Congress Received through the CRS Web The World Trade Organization (WTO) Seattle Ministerial Conference (name redacted) Specialist in International Trade and Finance Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Summary On November 30th to December 3rd, the highest decision-making body of the World Trade . With less than two weeks left until the Third WTO Ministerial is to begin in Seattle, WTO Members remain unable to agree on a draft agenda for a new round of global trade talks. The scope of negotiations on agriculture -- together with implementation -- presents a major obstacle to the process.

Seattle WTO protests, sometimes referred to as the Battle of Seattle, were a series of protests surrounding the WTO Ministerial Conference of , when members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) convened at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle, Washington on Novem The Conference was to be the launch of a new millennial round of trade on: Seattle, Washington, United States. agricultural trade being conducted by the World Trade Organization (WTO). Specifically, my testimony will address (1) U.S. and other countries' objectives in the agricultural trade negotiations, (2) progress achieved during the WTO Seattle ministerial conference, and (3) prospects for future negotiations.

  In May , Don Lorentz, a Port of Seattle official attending a meeting in Geneva, the WTO's home city, ran into Rita Hayes, the U.S. ambassador to the WTO. Hayes mentioned that Seattle would be a good candidate to host the ministerial conference and Lorentz reported the suggestion to the Port Commission. tions at the third Ministerial Conference. In response to the request of devel-oping countries and the encouragement of our member States and of the Gen-eral Assembly, UNCTAD began its work on the positive agenda over the period leading up to the Seattle Ministerial Conference of the WTO, which opened on 30 November


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G.P.O.: For sale by the U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales. First, the WTO is obviously an important institution. It does an enormous amount of good, and provides a helpful negotiating forum for Contracting Parties. But, in our opinion, serious challenges exist. Second, many are concerned that the WTO is losing its essential focus on negotiation and becoming a litigation-centered organization.

The WTO dispute settlement system represents a key achievement of the Uruguay Round and continues to be recognised as a fundamental pillar of the organization. With more than disputes brought to the WTO for resolution, it stands as the most actively used system of state-to-state dispute settlement in the world.

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It is important that Congress monitor the development of United States negotiating objectives for the Seattle Ministerial, as well as the adequacy of logistical and other preparations for this historic event.” 3 FOCUS OF THE HEARING: The focus of the hearing will be to examine United States preparations for the Seattle Ministerial Meeting.

Ministers, on 1 December, began negotiating in earnest various sections of the Seattle Ministerial Declaration in working groups open to all delegations.

They are expected to be engaged in nearly continuous work until the close of the Conference on Friday, 3 December. Summaries of today’s meetings follow: Amb. A number of other details have been agreed in agriculture, non-agricultural market access and services.

back to top Closing session Formal plenary pm. The Ministerial Conference adopted the declaration with amendments proposed by the chairperson on behalf of the United States and the “Cotton Four”. During the Uruguay Round the Latin American members had to walk away from negotiations due to the lack of progress on agriculture.(32) Based on the negotiating positions of the major agricultural protecting nations, and the oft-stated position of the EU that its Agenda agricultural reforms are non-negotiable, it appears that the prospects.

PREPARATIONS FOR THE MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE Negotiations on Agriculture 1. Proposal A. Objectives. The objectives for the next agricultural negotiations are to establish a set of rules and disciplines that are genuinely fair and equitable for both food importing and exporting countries, as well as for developed and developing countries, and which allow a.

ADVERTISEMENTS: Important Ministerial Conferences of WTO are: 1. Seattle Conference 2. Doha Conference 3. Cancun Conference 4.

Hongkong Conference. The highest decision making body of the WTO is the Ministerial Conference, which has to meet at least every two years.

ADVERTISEMENTS: The ministerial conference can take decisions on all matters. U.S. agricultural negotiating objectives for the Seattle WTO Ministerial Conference: hearing before the Subcommittee on International Trade of the Committee on Finance, United States Senate, One Hundred Sixth Congress, first session, October 7, by United States (Book).

At the sixth Ministerial Conference of WTO held at Hong Kong in DecemberWTO Ministers had agreed to establish modalities in agriculture and Non-Agricultural Market Access (NAMA) by Apsubmit the draft schedule by J and conclude the same negotiations across all areas of the Doha Round by the end of The WTO Ministerial Conference of was a meeting of the World Trade Organization, convened at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle, Washington, USA, over the course of three days, beginning Tuesday, 30 November A week before the meeting, delegates admitted failure to agree on the agenda and the presence of deep.

The WTO Ministerial Conference meeting in Seattle, USA in November/December failed to launch a further round of trade negotiations. However, negotiations on further liberalisation of agricultural trade were mandated in the Uruguay Round Agreement on Agriculture and must still be anticipated.

This paper reviews the issues which the agricultural. Whatever happens, members have already agreed — and written into current WTO agreements — that talks in agriculture and services will start in the beginning of Whether they will then want to add other topics, or complete the agenda that was under discussion in Seattle, and if so when, remains to be seen.Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the negotiations on agricultural trade being conducted by the World Trade Organization (WTO), focusing on: (1) U.S.

and other countries' objectives in the agricultural trade negotiations; (2) progress achieved during the WTO Seattle ministerial conference; and (3) prospects for future .U.S. Congress House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means. UNITED STATES NEGOTIATING OBJECTIVES FOR THE WTO SEATTLE MINISTERIAL MEETING.

Date(s) Held: th Congress, 1st Session. GPO Document Source: CHRGhhrg Superintendents of Documents ID: Y 4.W Witnesses.