Archive - set 14, 2003

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Comments On The Draft Cancun Ministerial Text

Original Publication Date: 
13 September, 2003
Many governments as well as NGOs had called for the following principles to be adhered to with respect to the Draft Text: Different and divergent views of Members must be fully reflected in the Text that will form the basis for negotiations.

Some Key Issues In Cancun

Original Publication Date: 
13 September, 2003
The WTO's 5th Ministerial Conference in Cancun faces many key issues and problems. The outcome will be crucial for people and communities around the world.

WTO Derailed At 'Second Seattle' In Cancun

Original Publication Date: 
13 September, 2003
'The sacrifice of Compa

WTO 'Singapore Issues': What's At Stake And Why It Matters

Original Publication Date: 
13 September, 2003
Cancun's most important decision will be whether or not to launch negotiations on the 'new issues' or 'Singapore issues': investment, competition, transparency in government procurement, trade facilitation.

Fate Of Ministerial Hangs On A Thread Today --- As Developing Countries Express Frustration With The Text

Original Publication Date: 
13 September, 2003
There is so much dissatisfaction and anger among so many developing countries that the usual attempt used at Ministerials by the major developed countries to bulldoze through a text at the last minute may not work this time.

The Canc?n Meeting Will End Without An Agreement On The Ministerial Text.

Original Publication Date: 
13 September, 2003
The way the Cancun meeting has ended without an agreement and with such strong divisions is another wake up call for the system.

Trade And Competition Policy In The WTO

Original Publication Date: 
13 September, 2003
In Cancun, one of the most important decisions for Ministers will be whether or not to launch negotiations on new WTO agreements on investment, competition, transparency in government procurement, trade facilitation.

The New 'Deal' On TRIPS And Drugs: What Does It Mean For Access To Medicies?

Original Publication Date: 
13 September, 2003
The TRIPS Agreement allows the grant of compulsory licences (CL) to override patents, so that generic manufacturers may produce their cheaper versions of patented drugs.