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November 27, 2001

November 16, 2001

He implied that the decision to agree to negotiate on U.S. trade remedy law in the WTO could erase political gains the president made with industrial states when he initiated a Section 201 safeguard investigation on steel. “The administration has been for that effort in opening up a 201 case, and I support them in that effort.

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November 15, 2001

Rangel also seemed to downplay his role in securing the needed votes for the bill by insisting

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November 14, 2001

DOHA -- Latin American countries late Tuesday (Nov. 13) agreed to a European Union request for a waiver from World Trade Organization rules for its banana import system under a compromise that would allow a challenge to future EU banana tariffs if they damaged Latin American market access.

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DOHA -- An agreement to launch new trade negotiations in the World Trade Organization was stalled today and possibly blocked after India said it could not join the consensus on the draft ministerial declaration.

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November 13, 2001

A European Commission spokesman said the new text on environment falls short of the EU mandate, which covers negotiations on the relationship of WTO rules to MEAs, the precautionary principle and eco-labeling. The new draft declaration relegates these to further study.

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Negotiators at the World Trade Organization ministerial continued to wrestle with the outstanding differences in a pending draft declaration at 3 AM local time in Doha, Qatar. Work is being conducted in small groups on a number of issues, including agriculture and implementation, after a select group of 20 countries had been unable to come up with an acceptable declaration draft, officials said.

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November 12, 2001