Archive - 2006

novembro 20th

Pursuing a Services Re-start

Original Publication Date: 
19 November, 2006
Washington and Brussels on Friday jointly reached out to a score of developing countries - including Brazil, South Africa, Thailand and Kenya, among others - to accelerate the Doha Development Agenda services negotiations, saying the time has come to enter into hard bargaining on what each can give and take in both market openings and rules.

South Korean police brace for mass protests against US free trade deal

Original Publication Date: 
19 November, 2006
South Korean police said Tuesday they are bracing for mass protests across the country against a proposed free trade agreement with the United States.

novembro 18th

EU to back India’s farm interests at WTO talks

Original Publication Date: 
17 November, 2006
The European Union on Friday indicated that it would support India

novembro 17th

South African govt official on FTA w/ US

Original Publication Date: 
16 November, 2006
Talks between South Africa and the US on a free trade agreement hit a snag as US demands for complete access to South African markets were unacceptable, trade and industry director-general Tshediso Matona said

A 'Green Light' to Re-start DDA

Original Publication Date: 
16 November, 2006
In a carefully crafted statement - that did not mention the suspension of the Doha Development Agenda - World Trade Organization Director General Pascal Lamy yesterday gave the "green light" to restart work in all areas of the stalled trade negotiations by allowing the respective chairs "to determine the way ahead in each area and the speed with which the work should take place"

novembro 16th

WTO talks on resumption of Doha talks

Original Publication Date: 
15 November, 2006
Members of the World Trade Organization appear to be in favour of resuming the Doha negotiations, suspended by WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy (and endorsed by the Trade Negotiations Committee) in July, and subsequently "taken note of" by the General Council.

WTO agrees to resume part of stalled Doha talks

Original Publication Date: 
15 November, 2006
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) agreed on Thursday to a limited resumption of stalled free trade talks, but warned that major powers had not yet shown the flexibility needed for a deal.

novembro 15th

Japan, RP pact biased towards, Japanese Exports

Original Publication Date: 
14 November, 2006
The promised benefits to Philippine exports of the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) may not materialize because the pact is biased towards Japanese imports, according to independent think-tank IBON Foundation.

novembro 13th

Getting Closer to a Re-start

Original Publication Date: 
12 November, 2006
Nearly four months after suspension, World Trade Organization Chief Pascal Lamy on Friday signaled the need to restart what he called the 'process' of negotiations in all areas of the Doha Development Agenda 'single undertaking'.

novembro 9th

US, Japan may use ASEAN to railroad bilateral trade pacts

Original Publication Date: 
8 November, 2006
The US and Japan may use the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to negotiate and hasten onerous free trade agreements (FTAs) with member-countries to further consolidate transnational corporate dominance over local economies, according to independent think-tank IBON Foundation.