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Lamy, NGOs in open battle before Hong Kong Ministerial

Original Publication Date: 
30 November, 2005
Trade unions and civil society organizations presented a detailed letter to World Trade Organization (WTO) Director General Pascal Lamy on Wednesday explaining how the WTO services negotiations have been undemocratic and undermining the consensus mode of decision-making.

IBON urges no expansion of agricultural liberalization at WTO December meet

Original Publication Date: 
30 November, 2005
Media release: Independent think-tank IBON Foundation urges government negotiators to resist further liberalization of the agricultural sector at the upcoming Ministerial of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

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No Numbers in HK Drafts

Original Publication Date: 
29 November, 2005
Key members of the World Trade Organization decided yesterday that trade ministers meeting in Hong Kong in mid-December should not be required to make decisions related to formula 'numbers' in either the agriculture or nonagricultural market access texts and instead focus on some questions on how the negotiations should proceed

Press Release: Text for Hong Kong favors rich countries

Original Publication Date: 
29 November, 2005

Nairobi

(WTO) Ministerial Conference to be held in Hong Kong on 13-18th December was issued on Saturday 26th November. The text was presented by the WTO Director General Pascal Lamy and the General Council chair.

ASEAN countries' amendments?to draft Ministerial text on services

Original Publication Date: 
29 November, 2005
A group of ASEAN countries - Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam, Thailand and the Philippines - has officially submitted their substantive amendments to the Services annex of the Draft Ministerial Text to the WTO.

Mandelson: 'I don't believe in a free market in agriculture'

Original Publication Date: 
29 November, 2005
European Union Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson said yesterday the EU wasn't prepared to accept 'extravagant demands' from trade partners who want further tariff reductions before a world trade summit next month

S Korean Farmers to Stage Peaceful Protest at Wto Gathering

Original Publication Date: 
29 November, 2005
A group of South Korean farmers plan to stage peaceful protests at next month's ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization's (WTO) to be held in Hong Kong, an official for the group said Tuesday.

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Preliminary comments to the draft ministerial text

Original Publication Date: 
28 November, 2005
preliminary comments by the author mainly on agriculture

Group threatens unauthorised WTO protests in Hong Kong

Original Publication Date: 
28 November, 2005
The group organising the protests at the upcoming World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting has warned of unauthorised rallies if the Hong Kong government does not remove a fence around a protest venue.

EU finds trade trouble on all sides

Original Publication Date: 
28 November, 2005
The European Union hoped to raise its credibility in world trade talks by agreeing to reform its trading regime for sugar and bananas. Instead, the move's consequences for some of the world's poorest countries are threatening to add further discord at next month's Hong Kong ministerial meeting on the Doha round.