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
Industrialized countries - led by the United States, the European Union, Canada and Japan - yesterday attacked China in the World Trade Organization for not complying with its accession commitments in the areas of financial services
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.
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.
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.