News: UK - CRR on expert panel of WTO Reman seminar
Remanufacturing is definitely now on the "to do" list at the World Trade Organisation! CRR's Head of Remanufacturing, David Parker today joined an expert panel of contributors to inform negotiators in Geneva, Switzerland.
Tuesday, 13th July 2010
A US, Swiss and Japanese-led initiative to iron out the wrinkles in international trade in remanufactured goods reached a milestone today. World trade delegates met at a specially convened seminar to hear David Parker, Rolf Steinhilper, Walter Stahel and Nabil Nasir give four different but complementary perspectives on remanufacturing practice, benefits and challenges. Over one hundred attendees participated in an active debate started over ten years ago by the US delegation in response to domestic remanufacturer concerns. This open session was followed by a private session at the US mission where ambassadors of polar views were able to question the panel in detail.As a result, many concerns over insufficient background knowledge were addressed. It is also likely that a formal WTO process will be adopted to address non-tariff barriers addressing definitions, policies, economics, environment and other aspects.