New Sensitive Product and SP Papers

Original Publication Date: 
9 April, 2008

Below are links to two new documents. The first is the Sensitive Products paper prepared by the U.S., EU, Japan, Brazil, Canada and Australia. The second is a NEW Special Products paper by the U.S. et al.

Proposal to Deal with Sensitive Products, April 2008
http://www.tradeobservatory.org/library.cfm?refID=102252

U.S. et al Proposal on Special Products, April 2008
http://www.tradeobservatory.org/library.cfm?refID=102251

The Special products paper proposes 8 percent tariff lines, 4 percent to take a 25 percent cut, 4 percent to take a 15 percent cut and the possibility of having some tariff lines exempt from any tariff cut. The Sensitive Products paper is almost impossible to understand. I will try to send out a short and simple explanation in the next few days.