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View Resource Dismantling the Barriers to Global Electronic Commerce : Turku, Finland, 19-21 November, 1997

"Dismantling the Barriers to Global Electronic Commerce" is the theme of an international conference and business-government forum organized by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the Government of Finland in co-operation with the European Commission, Japan and the Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) from November 19-21, 1997. This site features the...

http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/science-and-technology/dismantl...
View Resource 1998 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group

The 1998 Annual Meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group was held from April 13-17, 1998 in Washington DC. The site features the schedule of events, transcripts of press conferences and briefings, and various communiques. Topics discussed at the meeting include the current world economic outlook, Asian lessons for Latin America, and trends in development indicators.

http://www.imf.org/external/spring/98/index.htm
View Resource SICE: Foreign Trade Information System

SICE (Foreign Trade Information System) is the "information technology arm of the Trade Unit of the Organization of American States (OAS)." It provides information and trade documents on trade in the Western Hemisphere. The available documents are divided into categories such as Free Trade Area of America (FTAA) process, Trade Agreements, Investment Treaties, and Dispute Settlement. The Dispute...

http://www.sice.oas.org/
View Resource Battle in Seattle

The World Trade Organization (WTO) Third Ministerial Conference commenced in Seattle, WA, on Tuesday, November 31 at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center. Inside the center, conference delegates, trade officials, and lobbyists, representing 135 countries, started a three-year series of negotiations about global trade-liberalization. Outside the center, close to 40,000 anti-trade...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/be/1999/1202
View Resource The Biosafety Protocol

On January 20, international negotiators resumed talks in Montreal to finalize a Biosafety Protocol that "seeks to reduce potential risks from the transboundary movement of living modified organisms (LMOs) and address potential threats to biodiversity" from products modified by genetic engineering. The Protocol is being negotiated under the UN Convention on Biological Diversity that was adopted at...

https://www.state.gov/www/global/oes/montreal_2000-01_index....
View Resource WTO History Project

A joint project of the University of Washington's (UW's) Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies and the University Library, the WTO History Project focuses on the history-making protests of late 1999 in Seattle during the World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial meetings. A particularly groovy and educational highlight of this Website is the database of fliers, posters, notes, letters, etc. that...

http://depts.washington.edu/wtohist/index.htm
View Resource The Fourth WTO Ministerial Conference

Important new developments at the fourth World Trade Ministerial Conference inculded a statement that intellectual property rights (patent rights) cannot stand in the way of public health for developing countries and the admission of China into the World Trade Organisation (WTO). This site brings users summaries of the meetings, declarations, and proposed procedures. Users can also watch archived...

https://www.wto.org/english/thewto_e/minist_e/min01_e/min01_...