Archive - out 2005

outubro 24th

EU has ten days to convince as global trade talks founder

Original Publication Date: 
23 October, 2005
Trade officials have warned that global trade talks are close to breaking point, leaving the European Union with ten days to either resolve a bitter internal rift or convince partners in the WTO to tame their demands on farm import barriers.

WTO Secretariat reports continuing declines in both new anti-dumping investigations and new final anti-dumping measures

Original Publication Date: 
23 October, 2005
The WTO Secretariat, on 24 October 2005, reported that in the period 1 January-30 June 2005, the number of initiations of new anti-dumping investigations and the number of new measures applied continued their previously-reported declining trends.

outubro 23rd

Developing countries comments on complementary approaches

Original Publication Date: 
22 October, 2005
Some statements by developing countries rejecting the complementary approaches

outubro 22nd

Canadian Softwood Controversy Shows Why You Can?t Trust the US to Live up to Trade Deals

Original Publication Date: 
21 October, 2005
As developing country negotiators in Geneva are offered what appears to be an attractive US offer to cut its agricultural subsidies by 60 per cent in order to pave the way to a new WTO Agreement in Agriculture, they might look at what is happening in Canada to understand why it is most unwise to enter into yet another trade agreement involving the United States.

outubro 21st

Brazilian Official Defends Tariff Cuts, Hopes for Progress on Agricultural Goods

Original Publication Date: 
20 October, 2005
Brazil's Finance Minister Ant

DDA Success or Failure EU Decides

Original Publication Date: 
20 October, 2005
Trade ministers in two informal trade sessions yesterday and Wednesday put the European Union on notice that it must come up with a substantially revised market access offer on agricultural trade in the ongoing Doha Development Agenda by next Thursday or take the blame for the collapse of the four-year-old talks

New Norwegian government promises Gats revision

Original Publication Date: 
20 October, 2005
The new Norwegian coalition government (Social democrats, socialist left party and the centre/farmers party) which is backed by a majority in Parliament, has released its declaration for their coming four years in office. The declaration offers at least a rhetorical change around WTO issues.

'Blame game' follows failure of FIPs Ministers' meeting

Original Publication Date: 
20 October, 2005
The WTO preparations for the Hong Kong Ministerial conference suffered a serious setback Wednesday night when a key meeting on agriculture involving Ministers of five major countries - the US, EU, Brazil, India and Australia - ended abruptly after failing to make any progress. The session scheduled for Thursday was cancelled.

African cotton countries demand concrete results at Hong Kong

Original Publication Date: 
20 October, 2005
Representatives of the West African cotton-producing countries have demanded a concrete resolution of the cotton problem at the Hong Kong Ministerial Conference, as well as a clear indication now that this will be the case, if they are to have any stake in outcomes of the Conference.

outubro 20th

An LDC 'Smokescreen' in Geneva

Original Publication Date: 
19 October, 2005
Brazil's external relations minister and chief trade negotiator Celso Amorim yesterday warned against creating a 'smokescreen' in the Doha Development Agenda trade negotiations