United States Negotiating Objectives for the WTO Seattle Ministerial Meeting: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Trade of the Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, First Session, August 5, 1999, Volume 4

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Page 224 - Subject to the requirement that such measures are not applied in a manner which would constitute a means of arbitrary or unjustifiable discrimination between countries where the same conditions prevail, or a disguised restriction on international trade...
Page 189 - In order to protect the environment, the precautionary approach shall be widely applied by States according to their capabilities. Where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing cost-effective measures to prevent environmental degradation.
Page 189 - The Parties should cooperate to promote a supportive and open international economic system...
Page 105 - Final Act Embodying the Results of the Uruguay Round of Trade Negotiations, Dec 15, 1993, Multilateral Trade Negotiations (The Uruguay Round) Doc.
Page 304 - Internet and independent stores. NRF members represent an industry that encompasses more than 1.4 million US retail establishments, employs more than 20 million people — about 1 in 5 American workers — and registered 2000 sales of $3.1 trillion.
Page 105 - WTO defines technical regulations as: "[a] document which lays down product characteristics or their related processes and production methods, including the applicable administrative provisions, with which compliance is mandatory. It may also include or deal exclusively with terminology, symbols, packaging, marking or labelling requirements as they apply to a product, process or production method" (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, I994o).
Page 307 - Act of 2002: to preserve the ability of the United States to enforce rigorously its trade laws, including the antidumping, countervailing duty, and safeguard laws, and avoid agreements that lessen the effectiveness of domestic and international disciplines...
Page 3 - The full written statement of each witness will be included in the printed record, in accordance with House Rules. In order to assure the most productive use of the limited amount of time available to question witnesses, all witnesses scheduled to appear before the Subcommittee are required to submit 200 copies, along with an IBM compatible 3.5-inch diskette in WordPerfect 5.1 format, of their prepared statement for review by Members prior to the hearing.
Page 189 - Measures taken to combat climate change, including unilateral ones, should not constitute a means of arbitrary or unjustifiable discrimination or a disguised restriction on international trade.
Page 6 - Opening Statement of Hon. Jim Ramstad, a Representative in Congress from the State of Minnesota Mr. Chairman, thank you for calling today's hearing to discuss US-China trade relations and the renewal of Most Favored Nation (MFN) trade status for China.

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