Archive - 2005 - Article

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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

ARENA special bulletin on WTO

Original Publication Date: 
5 December, 2005
special bulletin on the WTO replaces the usual Summer newsletter of ARENA for this Summer 2005

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.

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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

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

Papers on sectoral negotiations in GATS

Original Publication Date: 
4 December, 2005
Papers on arguments by some for commencing sectoral negotiations in the GATS, and the objectives of these negotiations

Revised Hong Kong draft retains services text and Annex

Original Publication Date: 
4 December, 2005
while it attempts to capture the main elements of the state of playof agriculture and NAMA in general terms, the revised draft does not alter the first draft, issued on 26 November, in any fundamental manner.