Archive - jun 2005

junho 30th

Trade Pacts to the South Losing Appeal

Original Publication Date: 
29 June, 2005
An ambitious American plan for a hemisphere-wide trade pact is mired in disputes that have led to widespread skepticism about its chances of ever materializing.

junho 28th

Controversial 'benchmarking' idea to dominate GATS talks?

Original Publication Date: 
27 June, 2005
It is still not clear what exactly the proponents of 'benchmarking' are proposing. However, many developing countries have been sceptical about the concept, believingthat it is being used as an instrument to oblige them to open up more of their servicessectors and in more ways than they would otherwise like.(M.Khor)

junho 27th

Geneva Update

Original Publication Date: 
26 June, 2005
This is the June 27, 2005 issue of Geneva Update, titled 'Formula one Racing: Who's going to win the Grand Prix?'

Services Still At a Standstill in Geneva

Original Publication Date: 
26 June, 2005
A 'brain-storming' session on Friday among nine key members of the World Trade Organization to set quantitative benchmarks in the sluggish Doha Development Agenda services negotiations has failed to bring about convergence

Focus on Trade, Number 110, June 2005

Original Publication Date: 
26 June, 2005
June 2005 issue of Focus on Trade

Civil society groups voice concerns over GATS talks at WTO

Original Publication Date: 
26 June, 2005
More than 160 civil society organizations from around the world sent a letter to WTO ambassadors in Geneva Thursday expressing their deep concerns regarding the current round of negotiations on the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), which is part of the 'single undertaking'under the July 2004 Framework

junho 26th

Civil Society Statement to the Trade Experts Meeting preparing for the Meeting of the Ministers Responsible for Trade in Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Livingstone, Zambia, 25 June 2005

Original Publication Date: 
25 June, 2005
Civil Society Statement to the Trade experts meeting preparing for the meeting of the ministers responsible for trade in LDCs

junho 25th

Trade: WTO Rules Group discusses new proposal on anti-dumping

Original Publication Date: 
24 June, 2005
The WTO Negotiating Group on Rules, holding a weeklong meeting (30 May - 3 June), has received a new proposal with respect to thedetermination of dumping margins under the Anti-Dumping Agreement.

WIPO members split on future work on patent law treaty

Original Publication Date: 
24 June, 2005
A meeting of the World Intellectual Property Organisation's standingcommittee on patents (SCP) was held on 1-2 June 2005. At the meeting,WIPO member states were unable to agree on how the future workof the committee should proceed(M.Khor)

No agreement on future work of WIPO Patents Committee

Original Publication Date: 
24 June, 2005
The Standing Committee on the Law ofPatents (SCP) at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) ended itsmeeting on 3 June 2005 without any agreement among Member States on how the future workprogramme of the committee should proceed.