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January 09, 2003

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January 02, 2003

Bush Administration will kick off its bilateral trade initiatives next year by formally launching negotiations with five Central American in the second week of January during a visit to Washington by the trade ministers of those countries --

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December 23, 2002

The European Union agreed late last week to give the United States six more months to comply with an adverse World Trade Organization ruling against a law that prevents foreign trademark owners from registering or defending marks affiliated with property confiscated by the Cuban government, according to government sources.

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December 20, 2002

After a day of intense negotiations aimed at overcoming U.S. objections, members of the World Trade Organization on Dec. 20 failed to reach a deal meant to give developing countries better access to generic copies of patented drugs.

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After a day of intense negotiations aimed at overcoming U.S. objections, members of the World Trade Organization on Dec. 20 failed to reach a deal meant to give developing countries better access to generic copies of patented drugs.

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December 19, 2002

December 18, 2002

The World Trade Organization official brokering negotiations on granting countries new flexibility to obtain generic copies of patented drugs today (Dec. 18) called on the U.S. to show new flexibility on the scope of diseases covered under a potential deal, in order to break a deadlock before the end of the week.

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December 17, 2002

December 16, 2002

Aldonas said a recent report by a blue-ribbon panel on Europe's aerospace industry identified many of the same challenges that the U.S. industry is facing. “One of the things I want to talk about with Peter is saying, 'Isn't there an opportunity for us to work together in accomplishing many of the [EU panel's

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“If we can get the moratorium lifted without taking a case, then it save us all a lot of time and trouble,” David Hegwood, Counselor and Senior Trade Advisor to Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman said after a Chamber of Commerce forum.

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On tariffs, the EU also called for a more modest formula than the Swiss formula sought by the U.S. and Cairns members by proposing an average 36 percent reduction to tariffs from bound rates with a minimum reduction to tariff lines of 15 percent --

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December 13, 2002

President Bush urged Brazilian President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to be realistic in positions taken by Brazil in the Free Trade Area of the Americas negotiations after Lula said he would be a tough negotiator during the Brazilian's visit to the White House Dec. 11.

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December 11, 2002

December 10, 2002

U.S. negotiators from the Treasury Dept. and the Chilean Finance Ministry this afternoon (Dec. 10) reached what they described as a “conceptual understanding” on how to handle the issue of Chile's controls on capital flows, which had been one of three major outstanding issues in the negotiations for a free-trade agreement as of today.

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