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The sixth round of negotiations on the Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) took place on 4–8 May in Geneva. The round entailed a full review of all the goods nominated for liberalization through the agreement.

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Norwegian concerns regarding Australia’s high use of anti-dumping measures and continued use of foreign equity caps was expressed under their 7th Trade Policy Review (TPR) held on April 21-23 2015.

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Norway participated in the fifth round of negotiations on the Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) 16–20 March in Geneva. The focus of the round was still on nominating environmentally friendly goods to be liberalized in the agreement.

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During the 12th Trade Policy Review (TPR) of Japan held on March 9-11 2015, Norway addressed concerns of Norwegian businesses operating in and trading with Japan.

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Norway presents EGA product nominations. 
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The week of 26–30 January saw Norway participate in the fourth round of negotiations on the Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA). The focus of the round was still on nominating environmentally friendly goods to be liberalized in the agreement.

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Norway announced its support to the UK and Ireland in their efforts to introduce “plain packaging” of tobacco products in recent meetings of the WTO Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) and the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).

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From the 17th to 19th of March the EIF Global Platform gathered representatives from Least Developed Countries (LDCs), donors and international organizations in order to discuss the way forward for the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF).

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At the Environmental Goods Agreement’s (EGA) Outreach Session on Thursday the Norwegian University of Science & Technology (NTNU) presented their paper on goods that are both environmentally friendly and serve basic human needs in developing countries.

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During a High-Level meeting regarding the operationalization of the services waiver, Norway announced preferences for Least-Developed Countries (LDCs) equivalent to its most liberal free trade agreement

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