Archive - nov 29, 2005

For India, Importing Food is like Importing Joblessness

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28 November, 2005
WTO Director General Pascal Lamy seems to be a firm believer in

Preliminary comments to the draft ministerial text

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28 November, 2005
preliminary comments by the author mainly on agriculture

Economic Partnership Agreements: EU and Central Africa agree next phase of negotiations

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28 November, 2005
EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson met with Central African Ministers on the 25th November in Brussels to agree on the next phase of the Economic Partnership Agreement negotiations between the two regions.

EU finds trade trouble on all sides

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28 November, 2005
The European Union hoped to raise its credibility in world trade talks by agreeing to reform its trading regime for sugar and bananas. Instead, the move's consequences for some of the world's poorest countries are threatening to add further discord at next month's Hong Kong ministerial meeting on the Doha round.

Critique of the draft ministerial text for the WTO's Hong Kong conference

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28 November, 2005
Although there is this categorization into three states of convergence

Appellate body issues report on rice dispute

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28 November, 2005
The Appellate Body issued its Report regarding the complaint of the United States against Mexico

Ag, NAMA and S&DT Issues for HK

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28 November, 2005
Agriculture, nonagricultural market access and Special and Differential Treatment for developing countries will be the most difficult issues for trade ministers to tackle at the upcoming Hong Kong ministerial, said World Trade Organization Director General Pascal Lamy

Poorest countries given more time to apply intellectual property rules

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28 November, 2005
Least-developed countries have been given an extension until 1 July 2013 to provide protection for trademarks, copyright, patents and other intellectual property

?Reclaiming Development? In the DDA

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28 November, 2005
A group of developing countries led by Argentina, Brazil, India and South Africa yesterday launched a major campaign for 'reclaiming development' in the Doha Development Agenda negotiations, arguing that industrialized countries have failed to live up to their promises made when the talks were launched four years ago

Group threatens unauthorised WTO protests in Hong Kong

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28 November, 2005
The group organising the protests at the upcoming World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting has warned of unauthorised rallies if the Hong Kong government does not remove a fence around a protest venue.