A VARIETY of genetically engineered (GE) rice yet to be approved for human consumption throughout the world except in the United States has found its way into the Philippine market, the activist environment group Greenpeace said Tuesday.
A fire-side chat yesterday with a score of Doha Development Agenda services negotiators failed to bring convergence on setting new time-lines for submitting revised offers as key members remain divided over how different elements within the services mandate ought to proceed at this juncture
The United States on Tuesday reiterated that resolving the issue of market access was important for the Doha round of talks to be successful. It said that India could lift millions of its people out of poverty by further opening up to global trade.
An American delegation of peace, labor and social justice activists led by Cindy Sheehan is in Seoul to join the nationwide mobilization against the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement currently being negotiated.
By Kanaga Raja (SUNS), TWN Info Service on WTO and Trade Issues (Nov06)
An informal heads of delegation meeting was held at the WTO on Thursday 16 November. The meeting heard Lamy say the Doha talks were in between quite diplomacy and full-fledged negotiations. It is up to the chairs (of the negotiating groups) to decide the next step (in theirareas).
The South African Customs Unions (Sacu) has formally accepted an offer made by the US government to progress a so-called trade and investment cooperation agreement (Tica), following the breakdown of the more ambitious free-trade agreement (FTA) talks earlier in the year.