Archive - out 2005

outubro 14th

WTO chief says compromise needed in trade talks, signs of EU row appear

Original Publication Date: 
13 October, 2005
WTO chief Pascal Lamy warned that further compromise was needed to reach an overall accord on global commerce, as a potential EU internal row threatened to complicate talks just two months ahead of a crucial ministerial meeting in Hong Kong.

Oakland Institute Releases Roadmap to End Hunger

Original Publication Date: 
13 October, 2005
In a dramatic departure from prevailing thought about international food aid programs, The Oakland Institute's new report, Food Aid or Food Sovereignty?, Ending World Hunger in Our Time, recommends food sovereignty as the policy tool to achieve food self-sufficiency

G20 proposal on market access and domestic support

Original Publication Date: 
13 October, 2005
Link to G20 proposal

'Last Chance' DDA Meeting Next Week

Original Publication Date: 
13 October, 2005
Ahead of what is being described as the 'last chance' meeting next week of the 'Five Interested Parties' the United States, the European Union, India, Brazil and Australia Indian trade minister Kamal Nath raised the stakes for a possible confrontation with the United States, charging that Washington has not substantially reduced its trade-distorting domestic subsidies in real terms in its latest proposal

Lamy says the engines of negotiations are 'buzzing' again

Original Publication Date: 
13 October, 2005
Director-General Pascal Lamy said that the trade talks have gained 'a new momentum' with the agriculture proposal by the United States.

outubro 13th

France tells Britain of 'concern' over EU position in WTO farm aid talks

Original Publication Date: 
12 October, 2005
The French government has contacted Britain to express its 'concern' at the European Commission's negotiating style at world trade talks underway

Special session for the Council in Trades and Services: Report by the Chairman to the Trade Negotiations Committee

Original Publication Date: 
12 October, 2005
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outubro 12th

More can be done to boost Singapore-US ties: Outgoing Ambassador Lavin

Original Publication Date: 
11 October, 2005
Singapore and the United States are like-minded countries with a common approach towards trade, political stability and the fight against terror

G33 Ministerial Statement

Original Publication Date: 
11 October, 2005
Link to the G33 ministerial statement of 11 October 2005

Criticizing the US Proposal

Original Publication Date: 
11 October, 2005
The United States yesterday failed * during a five hour meeting of the 'Five Interested Parties' group * to fully convince the European Union, Brazil, India and Australia of the merits of the US plan to end export subsidies and significantly reduce domestic farm spending around the world