Archive - jul 2005

julho 28th

NAMA chair confirms impasse in NAMA negotiations

Original Publication Date: 
27 July, 2005
The talks on non-agricultural market access(NAMA) are at an impasse on key issues and the consultations at the WTO this weekcould not come up with agreement, according to Ambassador Stefan Johannesson ofIceland.

India's Revamped Services Offer

Original Publication Date: 
27 July, 2005
India yesterday offered a substantial market-opening for foreign financial services companies

European Commission's DG Trade reply to questions raised by Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)

Original Publication Date: 
27 July, 2005
The European Commission's DG Trade has finally replied to questions raised by Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) about the privileged access and influence of industry lobby groups like the Trans-Atlantic Business Dialogue (TABD) and the European Services Forum (ESF).

julho 27th

Update on WTO General Council process

Original Publication Date: 
26 July, 2005
the chair of the agriculture negotiationsreported that there had been negotiations among a small group of countries in thepast week.

Update on WTO 27 July 500pm

Original Publication Date: 
26 July, 2005
It dealt with eight regular items today, including TRIPS andhealth, special and dfiierential treatment, small economies,implementation issues, budget committee.

General Council meets amid gloom of 'no outcome'

Original Publication Date: 
26 July, 2005
The WTO General Council started its meeting today in an atmosphere of anti-climax as well as general gloom that its long-touted objective of coming up with 'first approximations' of modalities on key issues to give a boost to the preparations for the Hongkong Ministerial in December would not be fulfilled.

No progress in agriculture talks

Original Publication Date: 
26 July, 2005
There has been no progress in the agriculture talks over the past days, but it is not a crisis

julho 26th

Lack of convergence continues on eve of General Council meeting

Original Publication Date: 
25 July, 2005
On the eve of the WTO General Council meeting (which starts on 27 July), there does not appear to be any last minute breakthroughs on the main issues of agriculture or non-agricultural market access (NAMA).

julho 25th

Rules progress linked to AG, NAMA

Original Publication Date: 
24 July, 2005
Bilateral and plurilateral meetings on fisheries and antidumping (AD) dominated the work of the 11-15 July session of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Negotiating Group on Rules

WTO agriculture talks centre on 'FIPS-plus' process

Original Publication Date: 
24 July, 2005
Negotiations on agriculture in the World Trade Organisation have been taking place in a small group involving 14 WTO member countries (known as the extended FIPs, five interested parties)