Archive - 2005 - Article

Portman: No deal likely on farm-subsidies

Original Publication Date: 
30 November, 2005
The United States' top trade envoy said Thursday it's unlikely negotiators will settle a farm-subsidy deadlock at a world trade summit this month.

draft texts on Agriculture and NAMA for inclusion in the HK Ministerial Declaration

Original Publication Date: 
30 November, 2005
The texts were produced on the 29th and 30th November, respectively, and are an attempt to draft more specific language based on the reports from the Chairs of Agriculture and NAMA negotiations.

novembro 30th

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.

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.

novembro 29th

Poorest countries given more time to apply intellectual property rules

Original Publication Date: 
28 November, 2005
Least-developed countries have been given an extension until 1 July 2013 to provide protection for trademarks, copyright, patents and other intellectual property

Effect of the application of the Swiss formula on tariff lines and levels: Examples of coefficients from 5 to 200

Original Publication Date: 
28 November, 2005
a set of tables setting out data on how tariff lines will be affected by different coefficients under the Swiss formula in the NAMA negotiations.

Preliminary comments to the draft ministerial text

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