Archive - 2003

junho 2nd

Developing Countries Stress Lack Of Consensus On Competition Issue in WTO

Original Publication Date: 
1 June, 2003
The Cancun Ministerial meeting is mandated to take a decision by explicit consensus on the modalities of negotiations for a WTO agreement on Trade and Competition Policy.

Poor Countries Agree Common Demands In Trade Talks

Original Publication Date: 
1 June, 2003
Chowdhury said: 'We demand easymovement of manpower, unrestricted market access, flexibility of rules of negotiation and exemption of LDCs from anti-dumping.''

junho 1st

Via Campesina Denounces the Sacramento Ministerial Conference and Expo on Agricultural Science and Technology

Via Campesina denounces the Sacramento 'Ministerial Conference and Expo on Agricultural Science and Technology' and insists that governments do not participate in this event

maio 29th

Restricted WTO Documents Outline Non-Transparent Cancun Preparatory Process

Original Publication Date: 
28 May, 2003
These two documents are important to understand the process leading to Cancun. The DG and Chairman's statements clearly indicate, as stated in Aileen Kwa's recent article 'Countdown to Cancun', that WTO is in the process of becoming 'Chair driven' rather than 'member driven.'

Restricted WTO Documents Outline Non-Transparent Cancun Preparatory Process

Original Publication Date: 
28 May, 2003
An extremely problematic feature of this process is that the Chair states,'Clearly, the informal HODs will need to be complemented by consultations by both of us in a variety of smaller configuration to address specific issues and problems.

maio 25th

Seminar On Investment Calls On Developing Countries Not To Be Coerced Into WTO Investment Negotiations

Original Publication Date: 
24 May, 2003
On 18-20 May, an international seminar was held in Delhi, India, to discuss trade, investment and development.

maio 20th

Coherence Between World Bank, IMF And WTO: A Flawed Agenda For Development

Original Publication Date: 
19 May, 2003
Last week's WTO General Council Meeting, May13, is seen as a 'historic' event by the Secretariat because for the first time, the heads of the World Bank (WB), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the WTO met with the entire membership of the WTO.

maio 16th

U.S. Wants 'High-Standards' Investment Pact At WTO, But Will Not Block Progress In Talks

Original Publication Date: 
15 May, 2003
'It's a fairly difficult process,' the official said. 'But we're hopeful.'

WTO Mini-Ministerial In Egypt June 21-22 To Focus On Market Access, Other Issues

Original Publication Date: 
15 May, 2003
Supporters of the 'mini-ministerial' process, including Zoellick and Lamy, have argued that it tends to keep top trade officials fully engaged in WTO issues and this year will help pave the way for a smooth ministerial meeting in Cancun.

abril 25th

Cancun Promises To Be Problematic If Decisions Left For Ministerial

Original Publication Date: 
28 April, 2009
There seems to be very little clarity on the part of the Secretariat and member states on the way forward regarding progress in these issues and in particular how these and other issues will play out in the 5th WTO Ministerial in Cancun.