In the Wake of the Seattle WTO Ministerial; Talks on Agriculture and Services Will Continue; The Case for Multilateral Sugar Liberalization

December 08, 1999 - Attempts to launch a new "millennium round" of global trade talks failed last week in Seattle. Trade Ministers were unable to agree on several key elements, including agriculture, and a joint declaration launching a new round of WTO negotiations did not materialize.

University of Florida Sugar Conference

November 29, 1999 - On November 14/15, the University of Florida hosted a conference called, Sweetener Markets in the 21st Century, which featured speakers from around the world.

Global Sugar Alliance Demands Real Reforms in Seattle; US Groups also Seeking Reforms; University of Florida Sugar Conference

November 29, 1999 - A group of 15 sugar producing countries representing 65% of the world's free market sugar exports are urging Trade Ministers to commit to serious reform of the global sugar market in the WTO.

U.S. Revokes Anti-dumping Duties on Sugar from Canada; Alberta Sugar Beet Harvest in Full Swing; Presidential Proclamation; U.S. Court Overturns Customs Reclassification of Sugar-Molasses Syrups; Agriculture Canada's Sugar Industry Profile

October 22, 1999 - On September 14, the U.S. International Trade Commission voted unanimously to revoke a 19 year-old anti-dumping order affecting Rogers Sugar.

Canada Releases Initial WTO Agriculture Position; Refiners and Producers Issue Joint Statement on the WTO; U.S. Sugar Program Under Pressure

August 19, 1999 - On August 19, 1999, Canada released its initial position for the upcoming WTO agriculture negotiations.

Foreign Affairs Committee Reports on Views for WTO Negotiations

June 10, 1999 - On June 10, 1999 the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade tabled its Report, "Canada and the Future of the World Trade Organization".

Entering the Final Phases of Canada's WTO Consultations; The Impact of "Aggregation" on the Canadian Sugar Industry; Canadian Federation of Agriculture Trade Policy Statement Highlights on Sugar

April 07, 1999 - Over the next few months, the consultation process to develop Canada's position for the next round of WTO agriculture negotiations will be completed.

Arguments for WTO Trade Liberalization; Alliance of Agri-Food Exporters; Food and Consumer Products Manufacturers of Canada; Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association

January 19, 1999 - The debate in Canada continues - how should Canada position itself in upcoming World Trade Organization (WTO) agriculture negotiations set to begin in late 1999? At a series of "Take Note" hearings on the subject concluded in Ottawa late last year, a number of common messages emerged from "export oriented" groups: