Presentation on theme: "Universe of EG Submissions Trade and Environment Division 19 April 2010 (Update of the presentation delivered on 18 February 2010) For more information,"— Presentation transcript:
Universe of EG Submissions Trade and Environment Division 19 April 2010 (Update of the presentation delivered on 18 February 2010) For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org This document has been prepared under the Secretariat's own responsibility and is without prejudice to the positions of Members and to their rights and obligations under the WTO.
Caveats Submissions on Environmental Goods (EGs) covered in the presentation By a group of 9 Members (9M): Canada, the European Union, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, Chinese Taipei and the United States – JOB(09)/132 (9 October 2009) By Saudi Arabia (S) – JOB(09)/169 (6 November 2009) By Japan (J) – TN/TE/W/75/Add.1 (16 February 2010) By the Philippines (P) – JOB/TE/2 (16 February 2010) Trade Data (UN Comtrade Database): Based on entire HS6-Lines Nominal US$ Values in Time Series using Current Exchange Rates (and not Purchasing Power Parity – Rates) Recording Errors and Evaluation Differences between reporting importing and reporting exporting countries Data availability: 2003: 94 WTO Members; 2004: 108 Members; 2005: 114 Members, 2006: 119 Members, 2007: 118 Members, 2008: 108 Members Tariff Data (WTO Integrated Database and ITC): Simple (Tariff-Line-Weighted) Averages that weigh all scheduled Applied MFN tariff lines equally – regardless of actual trade volumes Trade and Tariffs: HS-Concordance – All EG submissions apply the HS2002 Revision, which currently is only used by 23 Members. The concordance to other Revisions may be imprecise, since many codes have no one- to-one relationship with HS2007 and HS1996 codes. Australia, Canada, the EU27, Iceland, Japan, Liechtenstein, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland and the USA are counted as developed.