Archive - 2005 - Article

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TRIPS transition period for LDCs extended 7.5 years with conditions

Original Publication Date: 
5 December, 2005
Least developed country members as a group were granted extension of transitional period for 7.5 years to apply the provisions of the TRIPS Agreement. The extension is however subject to conditions that have been criticized by experts as severely constraining the benefits of the extension granted.

Stitched Up: Social fabric torn apart by end of quotas, Blind Faith that it won?t happen again

Original Publication Date: 
5 December, 2005
Two new reports jointly released today by the ICFTU and Solidar raise alarm bells over the planned further liberalisation of TCF and general manufacturing sectors by the WTO.

WTO deals pose global threat: report

Original Publication Date: 
5 December, 2005
With only days left before the World Trade Organization holds its sixth ministerial meeting in Hong Kong, a new report claims that the agreements reached at these trade negotiations pose a threat to people and their environment around the world.

INTERVIEW-Congress may reject WTO duty-free farm plan

Original Publication Date: 
5 December, 2005
The U.S. Congress would probably reject a proposed deal by global trade ministers to give duty-free access to the world's poorest nations if the plan does not also open new markets for American farmers

WTO General Council agrees to put services text in square brackets

Original Publication Date: 
5 December, 2005
The WTO's General Council agreed to show that there is no agreement on the controversial Annex on services in the draft Ministerial text to be sent to the WTO's Hong Kong Ministerial conference to beheld on 13-18 December.

Appellate body issues report on softwood lumber dispute

Original Publication Date: 
5 December, 2005
The Appellate Body, on 5 December 2005, issued its Report regarding the compliance panel's rulings in the case 'United States

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EU Proposed Language for NAMA from Green Room Meetings

Original Publication Date: 
4 December, 2005
a link to an EU non-paper which proposes language for NAMA. The non-paper was floated in the green rooms and widely rejected.

The Doha Deception Round: a recipe for unemployment

Original Publication Date: 
4 December, 2005
No matter what kind of deal is patched together in Hong Kong, the fundamental rules of the WTO are a recipe for job destruction.

Local onions, garlic, vegetables becoming rare under WTO

Original Publication Date: 
4 December, 2005
media release: The vegetables Filipinos consume may soon come only from Taiwan, mainland China, or the US rather than the Cordilleras or Ilocos as vegetable imports continue to push out local produce from the domestic market, according to independent think-tank IBON Foundation.

Developing countries voice concerns on Hong Kong draft at TNC

Original Publication Date: 
4 December, 2005
A range of developing countries voiced their concerns over the draftHong Kong Ministerial text at a meeting of the Trade NegotiationsCommittee