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UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT SDG Investment Trends M nitor©2019, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development … The trends, gures and views expressed in this publication are those of UNCTAD and do not necessarily represent the views of its member States … The designations employed and the presentation of material on any map in this work do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country …
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DTL/STICT/MISC/2019/7 (19/174gd) NOTIFICATION Working Group on Measuring Electronic Commerce and the Digital Economy Geneva, 3 and 4 December 2019 The first meeting of the Working Group on Measuring Electronic Commerce and the Digital Economy will be held on 3 and 4 December 2019 in room XXVI of the Palais des Nations, Geneva … It will start at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, 3 December … Background and purpose The Working Group aims to advance cooperation on measuring electronic commerce (e-commerce) and the …
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Report of the Regional Workshop on Cotton By-Products in Eastern and Southern Africa 28 -30 May 2019 Johannesburg, South Africa UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT UNCTAD Project 1617K Promoting Cotton By-Products in Eastern and Southern Africa Hosted by COTTON SAUNCTAD Project 1617K Promoting Cotton By-Products in Eastern and Southern Africa Report of the Regional Workshop on Promoting Cotton By-Products in Eastern and Southern Africa 28 – 30 May 2019 Johannesburg, South Africa …
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Relevance of WTO core trade principles and S&D for developing countries / Principios básicos del comercio de la OMC y el Trato Especial y Diferenciado: aspectos relevantes para los países en desarrollo … James H. Mathis Amsterdam Law School University of Amsterdam, NL … Overview I. Relevance of core principles to developing countries II … Elements of a developmental- friendly multilateral framework … WTO & private conduct WTO is between States - not firms WTO compels NO domestic regimes (TRIPS excepted …
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Latest developments on the working group on trade and competition Sao Paulo, April 24 2003 Dr. F.J.L. SOUTY Counsel for Multilateral Affairs, Competition Council, Paris Professor, University of La Rochelle Two parts Part One: On international cooperation in the field of competition policy Part two: On Competition policy items to be discussed at the WTO Part One On international cooperation in the field of competition policy Internat’l Coop° can help Compet° Authorities regain part of their …
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Competition Policy in Brazil Daniel Krepel Goldberg Competition Policy versus Competition Law Brazilian legal framework (Federal Constitution and Federal Law 8.884/94) Legal framework is adapted through caselaw + legal analysis + antitrust authority priorities to shape Competition Policy A market economy should have competition as one of its pillars – Political Economy of Competition … Competition Policy in Brazil What should be the goals of competition policy … This is called the “Inverted U-Shape …
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The Role of Peer Review in a Multilateral Framework on Competition Policy Andrea Bruce Investment Trade Policy …
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Competition conditions and competition policies in Central America Claudia Schatan … Domestic and foreign capital flow deregulation and privatization took place without legal and institutional framework to avoid anti-competitive practices by national and multinational firms … Progress in competition policy in recent years Costa Rica and Panama have competition laws and a Commission to implement it (COPROCOM and CLICAC … They still have limitations, for example: Enterprises do not need approval by …
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Vertical restraints, abuse of dominance and mega mergers in sectors of relevance to developing countries Patrick Krauskopf Swiss Competition Authority 80A Vertical restrictions Definition The three main kinds of restrictions Why are restrictions used instead of vertical integration Economic analysis Desirable or undesirable effects of vertical restrictions Consumer: price discrimination Doctrines/Theories and legal framework, some examples USA Europe Switzerland …
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COMPETITION POLICY IN BILATERAL AND PLURILATERAL AGREEMENTS: Involvement of the Member States of the Caribbean Community … Presented by Ivor Carryl to ; The Regional Seminar for Latin America and the Caribbean on the Post Doha Competition Issues : Sao Paulo Brazil 23-25 April 2003 Introduction : Caribbean competition policy and law a recent development Infancy: of law, institutions and enforcement Changing from : traditional consumer protection to market conduct/restrictive practices …
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Dr. Pierre Arhel Counsellor (competition policy) Intellectual Property Division … Sao Paulo, 23-25 April 2003 Presentation based on s*ides prepared by R. Anderson (Counsellor, WTO Secretariat … Issues to be addressed  The Doha Mandate on Competition Policy  Possible Elements of WTO Competition Policy Agreement  Competition - Related Provisions and Core Principles in Existing WTO Agreements The Doha Ministerial Conference: Background 23 … Recognizing the case for a multilateral framework to …
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Relationship with wider political agenda (SDGs, COP …
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Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Competition Law and Policy    16th Session 5-7 July 2017 Room XVII, Palais des Nations, Geneva    Thursday, 6 July 2017 Morning Session Agenda Item 3c … Enhancing international cooperation in the investigation of cross-border competition cases: Tools and procedures     Presentation by Mr. George K. Lipimile COMESA Competition Commission     This material has been reproduced in the language and form as it was provided …
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Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Competition Law and Policy    16th Session 5-7 July 2017 Room XVII, Palais des Nations, Geneva    Wednesday, 5 July 2017 Afternoon Session     Agenda Item 3a … Capacity-building and technical assistance activities implemented     Presentation by Sonya Angelova Commission on Protection of Competition Bulgaria     This material has been reproduced in the language and form as it was provided … The views expressed are those of the author and …
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Eleanor Fox, New York University School of Law … Deborah Healey, University of New South Wales … The views expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of UNCTAD … To what extent do national competition laws proscribe undue restraints by the state … Imagine a world in which there is antitrust law … BUT all state acts and state-facilitated acts are exempt … The State can strangle the space for the market … and often does, catering to officials and vested interests …
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NEGOTIATIONS ON SERVICES General Features: Trade in Services Importance of Services in the Global Economy : Technological advances have served to change the provision of services as well as the perception of the services sector as a whole Growing importance of services for economic growth: Chart 1: Services as percentage of GDP … Economic Importance of Services Mayor contributor to GDP and employment in all developing countries, approximating indicators of developed countries 50-70 …
Date: 05 Dec 2003 Size: 1MB

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WTO Accession Process Application for Accession Communication to WTO Director General General Council Establishment of a Working Party Information to be provided on Policy Measures affecting trade in services WTO Secretariat WT/ACC/5 Submission of the Memorandum on Foreign Trade Regime Questions by WTO members, answers by applicant Market access on Goods Track Market access on Services Track Multilateral Track Examination of foreign trade regime’ compatibility with WTO Agreements …
Date: 21 May 2003 Size: 73KB

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Important Issues to be considered by Policy Makers and Trade Negotiators Issues concerning Multilateral Trade Negotiations: Article XIX- Built-in Agenda Doha Mandate Expanding market access commitments in national schedules GATS rules Emergency Safeguard Measures Subsidies Government Procurement Important Issues to be considered by Policy Makers and Trade Negotiators Key Concepts Domestic regulatory regimes Non-tariff nature of barriers to trade in services Progressive Liberalisation …
Date: 05 Dec 2003 Size: 354KB

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UNCTAD MAIN CROSS CUTTING ISSUES RAISED BY THE PROPOSALS TABLED DURING THE 1ST STAGE OF THE NEGOTIATIONS ON SERVICES UNCTAD, Commercial Diplomacy Programme IMPLEMENTATION OF ART.IV Most proposals do not address art … IV, except: Venezuela (energy services) Dominican Republic, Honduras, El Salvador (tourism) And the proposals of Canada and Australia that mention: Periods of transition Programs of capacity building MODES OF SUPPLY Emphasis on Mode 3 (commercial presence) and Mode 1 …
Date: 01 Jan 2000 Size: 97KB

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UNCTAD THE NEGOTIATIONS ON THE RULES OF THE GENERAL AGREEMENT ON TRADE IN SERVICES Commercial Diplomacy Programme THE GATS RULES SAFEGUARDS SUBSIDIES GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT The negotiating mandate: Art … X: « there shall be multilateral negotiations on the question of emergency safeguard measures… » Art … XV: « Members shall enter into negotations with the view to developing the necessary multilateral disciplines… » Art … XIII: « there shall be multilateral negotiations on government procurement in …
Date: 01 Jan 2000 Size: 131KB