Category: Philippines

by Jessica Reyes-CantosChief of StaffRep. Del R. de Guzman, Lone District, Marikina city The footwear industry should consider itself “lucky” for being o­ne of the few sectors where its products’ rate of duty remain unbound* under the current WTO rules. Except for ski boots which was the o …

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By TambuyogDevelopmentCenter, September 2003 IN PRINCIPLE, fisheries production and trade should enhance resource sustainability and food security for fisher-producers, in accordance with the mandate of the 1987 Philippine Constitution and the 1998 Fisheries Code. The mere liberalization of fis …

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Official Stop the New Round! Coalition Statement, September 9, 2003Stop the new WTO round! Caravan and SNR! Cancun monitor launched to defend Philippine interest in trade talksOn Wednesday, September 10, 10 a.m. in Cancun, Mexico (12 midnight Manila time), the Fifth Ministerial Conference of the Wor …

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By Philippines Statement to the Special Session of the WTO Committee on Agriculture 1 July 2003Mr. Chairman, it is with much interest and concern that we followed the debates last week and today. While our interest has surely not flagged, our concern has grown as many of the developed country member …

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By Walden Bello The Philippines in the WTO, 1995-2003, published by Focus on the Global South and Stop the New Round! Coalition, Philippines. This report is available in PDF format.Click Here to download

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