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Thomas Ruddy asked
Deputy DG for Trade Peter Balas about the status of the negotiations on
Environmental Goods and Services (EGS). In that context US Trade Rep.
Susan Schwab had been cited by Reuters
as calling EGS do-able as a separate agreement outside the traditional
WTO "Single Undertaking". Balas refused to engage in "speculation", but
mentioned that even after the Uruguay Round such separate agreements
had been signed as an EGS agreement or an "Agreement on the
Environment" would be.
reported that the
side-event staged by EU and US trade ministers in
Bali with developing countries had given a final news conference which
"descended into farce
as Brazil and the United States swapped recriminations", and IPS
was dismissive too. The most complete documentation of the event was
provided by Euractiv.
ICTSD hailed the event as "the first-ever
meeting at that level to discuss links between the international trade
and climate policy regimes".
WTO Secretary-General Pascal Lamy had also given a speech in Bali entitled "Doha could deliver double-win for environment and trade" which is documented on the WTO Website.