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World Trade Organization Negotiations: The Doha Development Agenda

World Trade Organization Negotiations: The Doha Development Agenda

Date: August 6, 2004
Creator: Sek, Lenore
Description: On November 9-14, 2001, trade ministers from WTO countries met in Doha, Qatar for their fourth Ministerial Conference. At that meeting, they agreed to a work program for a new round of multilateral trade negotiations to conclude by January 1, 2005. The work program folds on-going negotiations on agriculture and services into a broader agenda that includes industrial tariffs, topics of interest to developing countries, changes in WTO rules, and other provisions. Because of the influence that developing countries had in setting the work program, the round has become known as the Doha Development Agenda. Agriculture has been the linchpin in the Doha Development Agenda. U.S. goals were substantial reduction of trade-distorting domestic support; elimination of export subsidies, and improved market access. Industrial trade barriers and services are other market access topics in the negotiations.
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The "FTO List" and Congress: Sanctioning Designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations

The "FTO List" and Congress: Sanctioning Designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations

Date: October 21, 2003
Creator: Cronin, Audrey Kurth
Description: None
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Foreign Terrorist Organizations

Foreign Terrorist Organizations

Date: February 6, 2004
Creator: Cronin, Audrey Kurth; Aden, Huda; Frost, Adam & Jones, Benjamin
Description: None
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The U.N. Convention Against Torture: Overview of U.S. Implementation Policy Concerning the Removal of Aliens

The U.N. Convention Against Torture: Overview of U.S. Implementation Policy Concerning the Removal of Aliens

Date: March 11, 2004
Creator: Garcia, Michael John
Description: None
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Terrorist Identification, Screening, and Tracking Under Homeland Security Presidential Directive 6

Terrorist Identification, Screening, and Tracking Under Homeland Security Presidential Directive 6

Date: April 21, 2004
Creator: Krouse, William J
Description: None
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U.N. Convention Against Torture (CAT): Overview and Application to Interrogation Techniques

U.N. Convention Against Torture (CAT): Overview and Application to Interrogation Techniques

Date: June 16, 2004
Creator: Garcia, Michael John
Description: None
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U.N. Convention Against Torture (CAT): Overview and Application to Interrogation Techniques

U.N. Convention Against Torture (CAT): Overview and Application to Interrogation Techniques

Date: February 10, 2005
Creator: Garcia, Michael John
Description: None
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Saudi Arabia: Terrorist Financing Issues

Saudi Arabia: Terrorist Financing Issues

Date: October 4, 2004
Creator: Prados, Alfred B & Blanchard, Christopher M
Description: None
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Saudi Arabia: Terrorist Financing Issues

Saudi Arabia: Terrorist Financing Issues

Date: December 8, 2004
Creator: Prados, Alfred B & Blanchard, Christopher M
Description: None
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Al Qaeda: Statements and Evolving Ideology

Al Qaeda: Statements and Evolving Ideology

Date: February 4, 2005
Creator: Blanchard, Christopher M
Description: None
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Renditions: Constraints Imposed by Laws on Torture

Renditions: Constraints Imposed by Laws on Torture

Date: April 28, 2005
Creator: Garcia, Michael John
Description: None
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The World Trade Organization (WTO) Seattle Ministerial Conference

The World Trade Organization (WTO) Seattle Ministerial Conference

Date: November 19, 1999
Creator: Sek, Lenore
Description: On November 30th to December 3rd, 1999, the highest decision-making body of the World Trade Organization (WTO), called the Ministerial Conference, will meet in Seattle to make broad policy decisions. The key issue for the trade ministers attending the meeting will be to decide on the structure and topics for the agenda of a new round of multilateral trade negotiations. Countries have committed to discuss agriculture and services trade in the new round. Other items that have been proposed for inclusion in the new round or for earlier consideration include tariff reductions, concessions for developing countries, labor issues and the environment, and the WTO decision-making process. Major labor, environmental, and consumer interest groups are expected to be present in Seattle to argue for more consideration of workers' rights and the environment within the WTO. This report provides a summary background on preparations for the Ministerial and related issues of congressional interest.
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The European Union's Ban on Hormone-Treated Meat

The European Union's Ban on Hormone-Treated Meat

Date: December 19, 2000
Creator: Hanrahan, Charles E
Description: The European Union (EU) continues to ban imports of meat derived from animals treated with growth hormones despite rulings by World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement panels that the banis inconsistent with the Uruguay Round Agreement on health and safety measures used to restrict imports (the Sanitary and Phytosanitary or SPS Agreement). U.S. retaliation, authorized by the WTO, in the form of 100% duties on $116 million of EU agricultural products remains in effect while negotiations to resolve the dispute continue. Thus far, EU offers of compensation (trade concessions) for lost U.S. meat exports in lieu of lifting the ban have been rejected by the United States.
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Environment and the World Trade Organization (WTO) at Seattle: Issues and Concerns

Environment and the World Trade Organization (WTO) at Seattle: Issues and Concerns

Date: December 21, 1999
Creator: Fletcher, Susan R
Description: This meeting of the decision making body of the WTO was expected to make decisions that would lead to another round of negotiations on a wide variety of trade rules and related issues. Although the United States continues to assert the necessity of pursuing the twin goals of free trade and environmental protection and to argue that these need not be in conflict, controversy remains over how the multilateral trading system should address the specifics of environmental issues.
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The Iran-Libya Sanctions Act (ILSA)

The Iran-Libya Sanctions Act (ILSA)

Date: July 20, 2001
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: None
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The Iran-Libya Sanctions Act (ILSA)

The Iran-Libya Sanctions Act (ILSA)

Date: July 31, 2003
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: None
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India and Pakistan: Current U.S. Economic Sanctions

India and Pakistan: Current U.S. Economic Sanctions

Date: October 12, 2001
Creator: Rennack, Dianne E
Description: None
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India and Pakistan: Current U.S. Economic Sanctions

India and Pakistan: Current U.S. Economic Sanctions

Date: February 11, 2002
Creator: Rennack, Dianne E
Description: None
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India and Pakistan: U.S. Economic Sanctions

India and Pakistan: U.S. Economic Sanctions

Date: February 3, 2003
Creator: Rennack, Dianne E
Description: None
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Taliban and the Drug Trade

Taliban and the Drug Trade

Date: October 5, 2001
Creator: Perl, Raphael F
Description: None
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Trade Policymaking in the European Union: Institutional Framework

Trade Policymaking in the European Union: Institutional Framework

Date: March 27, 2002
Creator: Ahearn, Raymond J
Description: None
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The PLO and Its Factions

The PLO and Its Factions

Date: June 10, 2002
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: None
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Al Qaeda After the Iraq Conflict

Al Qaeda After the Iraq Conflict

Date: May 23, 2003
Creator: Cronin, Audrey Kurth
Description: None
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International Terrorism in South Asia

International Terrorism in South Asia

Date: November 3, 2003
Creator: Kronstadt, K. Alan
Description: None
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