Archive - out 2005

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'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.

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

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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WTO Proposes Protest Zones for Summit

Original Publication Date: 
11 October, 2005
Organizers of a WTO summit in Hong Kong have proposed several zones to contain the 10,000 anti-globalization protesters expected to gather here in December for the conference.

Fair Trade Groups Ask Congress to Oppose Bush Trade Proposal

Original Publication Date: 
11 October, 2005
Family farm, religious, conservation and other fair trade organizations sent a letter to key members of Congress calling on them to resist a specific Bush Administration proposal that would change rules at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to shift U.S. farm payments from one category to another.

Canada Warns That Tariffs on Lumber Could Imperil U.S. Access to Oil

Original Publication Date: 
11 October, 2005
Upset over persistent American tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber, Canadian leaders are warning the Bush administration that it is risking secure access to Canadian oil supplies.