NGO position papers received by the WTO Secretariat

The NGO position papers listed below were received during 2014.

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“Discerning the Forest From the Trees: How Governments Use Ostensibly Private and Voluntary Standards to Avoid WTO Culpability”

Global Trade & Customs Journal (Vol. 2, Issue 9) (Kluwer Law Int’l 2007).

Institute for Trade, Standards and Sustainable Development

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International Road Transport Union (IRU):
Resolution on the WTO Bali Agreement

3 April 2014


Calls upon governments to:

  • Ratify the Bali Agreement without any delay;
  • Implement existing UN Trade and Transport Conventions, such as the TIR and Harmonization Conventions, as they are the most efficient way to implement the Bali Agreement