1997 Press Releases



19.12.97 WTO Secretariat releases 1997 Annual Report
15.12.97 Successful conclusion of the WTO's financial services negotiations
12.12.97 Statement by WTO Director-General Renato Ruggiero on the Agreement on Financial Services
01.12.97 Working Party adopts recommendations on Preshipment Inspection
28.11.97 Council completes first review of intellectual property laws: almost 2 years work aimed at avoiding disputes
19.11.97 Commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Havana Conference on Trade and Employment
30.10.97 Inter-agency trade assistance programme launched for least-developed countries
27.10.97 A new partnership against marginalization
27.10.97 Fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
23.10.97 Services in a borderless economy
06.10.97 Unveiling of the WTO logo
30.09.97 Signatories terminate WTO plurilateral agreements on meat and dairy products
29.09.97 Charting the trade routes of the future: towards a borderless economy
22.09.97 Liberalizing Financial Services helps economies without compromising their right to regulate
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European communities - regime for the importation, sale and distribution of bananas. Report of the Appellate Body
28.08.97 World Beef Market Poised for Recovery This Year Says WTO Secretariat Report
18.08.97 Download in PDF format EC Measures concerning Meat and Meat Products (Hormones)-Complaint by Canada
18.08.97 Download in PDF format EC Measures concerning Meat and Meat Products (Hormones)-Complaint by the United States
23.07.97 Update on preparations for the high-level meeting on least-developed countries
02.07.97 Address delivered by Renato Ruggiero, Director-General of the World Trade Organization, to ECOSOC today (2 July) in Geneva.
24.06.97 Address given today (24 June) by Mr. Warren Lavorel, Deputy Director-General of the World Trade Organization, at the Coalition of Service Industries Conference, Geneva.
19.06.97 Address delivered 19 June 1997 by Mr. Renato Ruggiero, Director-General of the World Trade Organization, to the XII Meeting of the Common Market Council at the MERCOSUR Heads of State Summit in Asunción, Paraguay.
29.05.97 WTO adopts guidelines for recognition of qualifications in the accountancy sector
10.05.97 Implementing the WTO Singapore Declaration in 1997 and beyond - WTO Director-General Renato Ruggiero's address to APEC Trade Ministers, Montréal, 10 May 1997
28.04.97 WTO and World Bank sign cooperation agreement
21.04.97 China and the world trading system - WTO Director-General's Speech at Beijing University
17.04.97 "The future path of the multilateral trading system" WTO Director-General's address to the Korean Business Association
15.04.97 Basic Telecommunications - Schedules of Commitments and Lists of Article II Exemptions, April 1997
04.04.97 After two outstanding years, world trade growth in 1996 returned to earlier levels


Information Technology Schedules
27.03.97 Launching of free trade in computer products to benefit everyday life of consumers and companies, says Ruggiero


Overview of the Results of WTO Basic Telecommunications negotiations - table in portable document format
06.03.97 The WTO Negotiations on Basic Telecommunications: Informal Summary of Commitments and M.f.n. Exemptions - Overview
06.03.97 The WTO Negotiations on Basic Telecommunications - Summary with Attachments
03.03.97 Ruggiero cites progress in the information technology agreement
26.02.97 Cheese is bright spot in world dairy trade, says WTO Secretariat Report
17.02.97 Data on Telecommunications Markets covered by the WTO Negotiations on Basic Telecommunications
17.02.97 Market access commitments on Basic Telecommunications
17.02.97 Ruggiero congratulates governments on landmark telecommunications agreement
12.02.97 1997 Chairpersons of the WTO Goods Council's Subsidiary Bodies
07.02.97 Election of WTO Chairpersons for 1997
27.01.97 The Netherlands contributes 4 Million Dutch Guilders to WTO's Trust Fund for Technical Cooperation
20.01.97 WTO Agreements and Commitments on CD-ROM - Software allows convenient analysis of 30,000 pages of data



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