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NGO position papers received by the WTO Secretariat

The NGO position papers listed below were received before 19 November 1999

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WTO Agricultural Negotiating Objectives

(English only)

American Farm Bureau Federation
Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures

(English only)

American Lands Alliance
AIPPI and the TRIPS Agreement Position Papers

UPOV 1961 – 1978 – 1991

Parallel Import

Appellations of Origin/Geographical Indications

Early Publication

Transfer of Technology

Genetic Material (and microbiology)


Biodiversity / Bioavailablity

Compulsory License

TRIPS and its Enforcement

(English only)

Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Industrielle (AIPPI)
Developing Countries and the Millennium Round of the World Trade Organisation – A compelling case for full participation.

(English only)

Commonwealth Business Council
Consumers Union urges WTO Ministers to refocus trade organization on concerns of consumers and democracy

(English only)

Consumers Union
FEVS Priorities for the Millennium Round

(French only)

Fédération des exportateurs de vins et spiritueux de France (FEVS)
FIVS Priorities for New WTO Round

(English only)

International Federation of Wines and Spirits


Open Letter from World Scientists to all Governments and press release about GM crops and products

(English only)

Why Patents on Life-forms and Living Processes Should be Rejected from TRIPS – Scientific Briefing on TRIPS Article 27.3(b)

(English only)

Institute of Science in Society submitted by Third World Network
Open Letter to WTO Member Countries on TRIPS and Access to Health Care Technology

(English only)

Médecins Sans Frontières and Health Action International
Loaded against the poor

(English only)

Seattle Round Agricultural Committee (SRAC) 1999 WTO Policy Statement

(English only)

Seattle Round Agricultural Committee (SRAC)
Electronic Commerce: Issues for the South

(English only)

Intellectual Property Rights and the use of Compulsory Licenses: Options for Developing Countries

(English only)

South Centre
Statement by the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom To the Third Ministerial Meeting of the World Trade Organization, Seattle, Washington 30 November to 3 December 1999.

(English only)

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom