By Daniel Pruzin, Regulation & Law, International Trade
New World Trade Organization Director-General Pascal Lamy outlined Sept. 14 the immediate priorities member governments should focus on in order to ensure a successful outcome at the WTO's Hong Kong ministerial conference in December.
Jacques Diouf, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation, has strong views on the issue of genetically modified organisms. In an interview, he says we need to put in place an internationally agreed regulatory framework.
The chairmen of the two congressional agriculture committees yesterday (Sept. 8) said they have told U.S. Trade Representative Rob Portman that the U.S. cannot make any specific commitments to reduce agricultural subsidies at this time
Dena Hoff, Secretary of the National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC), spoke today in Seoul before tens of thousands of Korean farmers and workers at a rally to commemorate the second anniversary of Mr. Kyung-Hae Lee