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Conclusion of the São Paulo Round of GSTP Negotiations
Video of Ministerial Meeting
Press Conference

Foz do Iguaçu, 15 December 2010 - Minister Hector Timerman of Argentina and Ambassador Antonio Patriota, Secretary-General for External Relations of Brazil, met the press following the ministerial meeting of the GSTP Negotiating Committee that concluded the São Paulo Round of Negotiations. They were joined by Ambassador Alberto Dumont, Permanent Representative of Argentina to the Office of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland and Ambassador Roberto Azevedo, Permanent Representative of Brazil to the World Trade Organization in Geneva. Video 

Pre-Ministerial Conference Briefing to the Press

Press BriefingFoz do Iguaçu, 15 December 2010 - Briefing by Ambassador Alberto Dumont, Permanent Representative of Argentina to the Office of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland and Ambassador Roberto Azevedo, Permanent Representative of Brazil to the World Trade Organization in Geneva after the preparatory meeting of GSTP Senior Officials. Video 

Ministerial Decision on Modalities of Negotiations

Minister Taiana of ArgentinaGeneva, 2 December 2009 - The Sao Paulo Round of GSTP negotiations, launched in 2004 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, is poised to conclude by the end of 2010. In a special session of the GSTP Negotiating Committee, Ministers adopted a Decision on Modalities for exchanges of preferential tariff concessions that provides for at least 20 percent cut on applied MFN tariffs on at least 70 percent of national tariffs. The Decision also called for intensifying work on GSTP rules of origin. Mr. Jorge Taiana, Minister of Foreign Relations, International Trade and Worship of Argentina chaired the ministerial meeting.


Photos and video credits: Ministry of External Relations of Brazil.            See News Archive

Under a technical cooperation arrangement between the UNCTAD secretariat and the GSTP Committee of Participants signed in 1990, the GSTP Project of the Division on International Trade in Good and Services, and Commodities renders technical and administrative support to the Committee, the statutory body established under the GSTP Agreement to perform such functions as may be necessary to facilitate the operation and further the objectives of the Agreement.

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Last updated: 22 December 2010 06:40