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1996 Press Releases

Date Title
- The WTO Annual Report 1996
09.12.96 WTO and IMF sign cooperation agreement
05.12.96 WTO Government Procurement Committee approves Membership of Hong Kong
Nov.1996 Director-General on the forthcoming Ministerial Meeting
 - Official documentation for Singapore Ministerial Meeting


Trade Policy Review of El Salvador
18.11.96 No recovery in sight this year for world beef market says WTO Secretariat Report
15.11.96 Meeting of Ministers from 29 Least Developed Countries in WTO in preparation for Singapore 13 to 15 November 1996
12.11.96 “Trading towards Peace”  Address by Director-General, MENA III Conference, Cairo, 12 November 1996
18.10.96 Ricupero and Ruggiero meet to plan Ministerial Meeting for Least-Developed Countries in Geneva
09.10.96 Trade and foreign direct investment - New Report by the WTO Secretariat
18.09.96 Director-General's speech to EU Trade Minister in Dublin
10.09.96 Managing a world of free trade and deep interdependence
26.08.96 Fourth WTO Trade Policy Course opens in Geneva
26.07.96 Ruggiero announces appointment of new WTO spokesman
8.07.96 General Council takes steps to increase public access to WTO information
15.07.96 Speech by Mr. Renato Ruggiero, Director-General of the WTO, to the APEC Trade Ministers in Christchurch, New Zealand, 15 July 1996
01.07.96 Negotiations on maritime transport services suspended until 2000
21.06.96 WTO and UNCTAD chiefs meet to discuss further cooperation
29.05.96 The road ahead: international trade policy in the era of the WTO
20.05.96 United States - Standards for reformulated and conventional gasoline
01.05.96 WTO'S basic telecommunications negotiations result in substantial offers: re-examination in early 1997
01.05.96 WTO preshipment inspection body becomes operational
24.04.96 Regional initiatives should aim for a free global market, says Ruggiero
22.03.96 WTO Director-General's statement on basic telecommunications negotiations
22.03.96 World trade expanded strongly in 1995 for the second consecutive year. Robust trade growth expected this year
22.02.96 Ruggiero calls for trading system to be kept in line with globalization process
22.02.96 WTO Appellate Body adopts working procedures
22.02.96 Background Note on The WTO Negotiations on Basic Telecommunications
13.02.96 Foreign direct investment seen as primary motor of globalization, says WTO Director-General
29.01.96 Third WTO trade policy course opens in Geneva
16.01.96 Reshaping the world trading system a history of the Uruguay Round
12.01.96 WTO and UNCTAD increase joint technical assistance efforts



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