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NGO position papers received by the WTO Secretariat

The NGO position papers listed below were received before 11 September 2003.

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Establishment of a Multilateral System of Notification and the Registration of Geographical Indications for Wines and Spirits pursuant to TRIPS Article 23 (4)
(English only — also available electronically, pdf
format, 94,6KB)
MARQUES (Association of European Trade Mark Owners) — UK
Statement from ecumenical organisations addressed to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and Ministers of Trade gathered in Cancún, Mexico, fro the 5th Ministerial Conference of the WTO from 10-14 September 2003 (English only — also available electronically, Word format, 79KB) World Council of Churches, Lutheran World Federation, World Alliance of Reformed Churches and Conference of European Churches — Switzerland
Press release: Business from different parts of the globe united in support of WTO multilateral trading system (English only — also available electronically, Word format, 33KB) Union of Industrial and Employers' Confederations of Europe (UNICE) — Belgium
The Doha Development Agenda — Market Access for Non-Agricultural Products — The Position of the European Textile and Clothing Industries
(English only — also available electronically
, Word format, 254KB)

Updated Non-Tariff Barriers in the Textile and Clothing Market for Selected Countries
(English only — also available electronically
, Word format, 347KB)
European Apparel and Textile Organisation (EURATEX) — Belgium
Statement prepared by the Trade Task Force of the International Business Council — The Doha Development Agenda: the Road to Cancún
(English and Spanish)
World Economic Forum (WEF) — Switzerland
Background Paper on the World Trade Organization's Negotiations and Issues Regarding Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
(English only — also available electronically
, Word format, 970KB)

International Trade Negotiations and ICT Products and Services
(English only — also available electronically
, pdf format, 189KB)
World Information Technology Services Alliance (WITSA) — USA
European Services Businesses call upon all WTO Members to ensure success in Cancún
(English only — also available electronically)

Why do we need the WTO Ministerial in Cancún to be a success?
(English only — also available electronically
, Powerpoint presentation, 86KB)
European Services Forum (ESF) — Belgium
Fair Trade: A Balance of Intellectual Property, Competition and Other Rights (also available electronically:
English, pdf format, 221KB / Spanish pdf format, 172KB)

Asociacion Interamericana de la Propiedad Industrial (ASIPI) — Brazil

The Challenges of Cancún: More Liberalization, More Multilateralism, More Development — Less Distortion, Less Discrimination, Less Poverty
(English only — also available electronically, Word format, 155KB)
EuroCommerce — Belgium
The Commonwealth and the WTO: Strategies for a Successful Doha Round
(English only — also available electronically, Word format, 191KB)
Commonwealth Business Council (CBC) — United Kingdom
Gafta Position on the WTO Doha Round Negotiations
(English only)
The Grain and Feed Trade Association (Gafta) — United Kingdom
Towards a Fairer World Trading System
(English only — also available electronically, Word format, 120KB)
International Federation for Alternative Trade (IFAT) — United Kingdom
One Step Forward, Two Steps Back? Issues for the 5th WTO Ministerial Conference (also available electronically; pdf format:
English, 139KB / French, 149KB / Spanish, 147KB / Italian, 142KB / Portuguese, 127KB)
Médecins sans Frontičres (MSF) — France
The Cancún Ministerial Conference: Our Last Opportunity to Level the Playing Field
(English only)
Non-Aligned Movement Business Council — Malaysia
Cancún Agenda: Trade and Investment: The Way Forward for Developing Countries
(English only)
Cancún Agenda: Environmental Requirements and Developing Countries' Exports: Lessons for National, International and Regional Action
(English only)
Cancún Agenda: TRIPs and Development: Implications and an Agenda for Action
(English only)
Research and the Information System for the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (RIS) — India
Cancún Moving Forward Together
(English only — also available electronically, pdf format, 139KB)
Union of Industrial and Employers' Confederations of Europe (UNICE) — Belgium
Labor Standards and the World Trade Organization
(English only — also available electronically, Word format, 102KB)
Enhancing the Benefits for Developing Countries in the Doha Development Agenda Negotiations
(English only — also available electronically, pdf format, 145KB)
William Davidson Institute — USA
Memorandum from World Federation of Trade Unions to 5th Ministerial Conference of World Trade Organizations
(English only)
World Federation of Trade Unions ( WFTU) — Czech Republic
Briefing Series on the following subjects: (English only — also available electronically)
Agriculture (pdf format, 18KB)
Cancún and Beyond (pdf format, 137KB)
Ecolabelling (pdf format, 17KB)
Environmental Goods and Services (pdf format, 17KB)
Environmental Governance (pdf format, 17KB)
Fishing Subsidies (pdf format, 18KB)
Transparency in Government Procurement (pdf format, 18KB)
Green Protectionism (pdf format, 17KB)
Investment (pdf format, 18KB)
Observer Status Precaution (pdf format, 19KB)
Stick to the Rules for Sustainable Trade (pdf format, 27KB)
WWF International — Switzerland