Archive - mai 2006

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maio 30th

A June 29 Ministerial on Modalities

Original Publication Date: 
29 May, 2006
A ministerial meeting will be convened from June 29 to decide prospects for reaching full modalities in the Doha Development Agenda agriculture and nonagricultural market access negotiations by the end of July, WTD was told (WTD, 5/29/05.

Lamy sets end-June target for key WTO trade deal

Original Publication Date: 
29 May, 2006
World Trade Organisation (WTO) chief Pascal Lamy on Tuesday set an end-June goal for a tariff- and subsidy-slashing deal in farm and industrial goods, saying hopes for a global trade pact this year rode on the outcome.

Agriculture Reference Papers Updated

Original Publication Date: 
29 May, 2006
The latest is a revised paper on the Green Box, circulated on 30 May.

maio 26th

Growing in India: Food for the world

Original Publication Date: 
25 May, 2006
JALLOWAL, India Within days, the monsoon will arrive in India. If generous, it will lend another year of survival to hundreds of millions of villagers. If miserly, crops will wither and bankruptcy will run virally through the villages.

maio 24th

EU outlines farm moves to U.S. to unblock WTO talks

Original Publication Date: 
23 May, 2006
The European Union outlined to the United States on Tuesday how it might improve its agricultural offer in a long-delayed global trade round and said the next move must be Washington's, an EU official said.

maio 23rd

India, Brazil opt out of WTO meet

Original Publication Date: 
22 May, 2006
India and Brazil have opted out of the informal mini ministerial meeting of key World Trade Organisation (WTO) members to be held on the sidelines of the OECD ministerial in Paris on Tuesday.

maio 19th

Trade Negotiators Prepare The Groundwork: but are the politicians ready to decide?

Original Publication Date: 
18 May, 2006
Since the failure of WTO Members to agree to modalities by April 30, the Chairs of the Agriculture and Non-Agriculture Market Access (NAMA) negotiations have embarked on a 6-week period of intensive negotiations with WTO members

maio 16th

Trade: G33, Africa, ACP, LDC Groups declare joint defence of SPs, SSM

Original Publication Date: 
15 May, 2006
Four major groupings of developing countries have issued a joint statement warning that the WTO's Doha negotiations are being threatened by attempts by some members to restrict the use of the instruments of special products and special safeguard mechanism that have been proposed during the agriculture talks for the use of developing countries.

UNCTAD Review talks collapse without agreed text

Original Publication Date: 
15 May, 2006
The first session of the Mid-Term Review (MTR) of UNCTAD-XI broke up near midnight on Thursday 11 May without an agreed conclusion after acrimonious negotiations that centred on the issue of 'policy space.'

G33 criticises Chair's reference paper on special products

Original Publication Date: 
15 May, 2006
The Group of 33 has issued a paper on 11 May to the WTO's Committee on Agriculture (Special Session) making critical comments on a Reference Paper of the chair of the agriculture negotiations on the issue of 'special products' that he had circulated on 4 May.