Compliance/transparency & notification requirements

Isolated US tries to block MC11 Ministerial Declaration
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The United States stood isolated and exposed on Wednesday (22 November) for its unilateral decision to block the finalization of the ministerial declaration for the World Trade Organization's eleventh ministerial conference (MC11) in Buenos Aires next month, trade envoys told SUNS.

US transparency proposal criticised at WTO Goods Council
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva, 15 November 2017)
The United States proposal, setting out stringent procedures on transparency and notification requirements under the WTO Agreements including penalties, was criticised at a meeting of the WTO Goods Council on 10 November by over a dozen WTO Members, both developed and developing.

US attempts to use wrecking ball against WTO
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva, 2 November 2017)
The United States on Tuesday (31 October) indicated as to how it is going to put the Doha Round of trade negotiations to bed, after circulating a proposal on mandatory transparency provisions and notification requirements in all the World Trade Organization agreements that would amount to altering the rights and obligations of members, trade envoys told SUNS.

No outcomes possible at MC11, unilateralist USA insists
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva, 16 October 2017)
The United States, which sent a low-level delegation to the Marrakesh meeting, continued to maintain its unilateral position that no outcomes are possible at the World Trade Organization's eleventh ministerial meeting in Buenos Aires beginning on 10 December, participants told SUNS.

US hurls "unparliamentary" language against India at WTO committee
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva, 4 May 2017)
The United States - which has failed to comply with several World Trade Organization rulings and has blocked several procedural proposals on the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) agreement and the accession of Iran - created an ugly scene at a meeting of the WTO Committee on Safeguards on 24 April, several participants told SUNS.