Martin Khor, TWN Info Service on WTO and Trade Issues (Sept05/10)
Many developing countries have objected to the joint attempt by developed countries to introduce a 'benchmarking approach' or 'complementary multilateral methods' to the services negotiations in the World Trade Organisation.
The United States and Saudi Arabia have reached agreement on the terms under which U.S. banks and other service providers will be allowed to operate in Saudi Arabia following its accession to the World Trade Organization.
A World Trade Organization compliance panel on Friday confirmed a European Union complaint against Washington's alleged failure to fully implement the trade body's recommendations on the now defunct Extraterritorial Income Exclusion Act overseas tax program
Following the World Trade Organization (WTO) Mini-Ministerial Meeting in Dalian, China earlier this month, Ambassador Alejandro Jara, Chairman of the WTO Council for Trade in Services Special Session, issued a report on the state of play in the Doha Round services negotiations.
The chairman of the Doha round's services negotiating group this week told the Trade Negotiations Committee that offers now on the table provide few if any new commercial opportunities to services companies.
TWN Info Service on WTO and Trade Issues (Jul05/2)
Some major developed and developing countries have been giving significantly different assessments of the state of the services negotiations during the Special Session of the Council for Trade in Services held at the World Trade Organisation on 27 June to 1 July.