Archive - 2005 - Article

African and European farmers say: No to Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) between the EU and the ACP countries and no to a WTO agreement in Hong Kong.

Original Publication Date: 
30 November, 2005
joint press release of African and European farmers regarding the WTO and EPA negotiations

African Ministers adopt Declaration on WTO's Hong Kong meeting

Original Publication Date: 
30 November, 2005
The African Union Conference of Trade Ministers ended on 24 November evening after a session in which the Ministers discussed their strategy for the WTO's Hong Kong Ministerial Conference.

novembro 30th

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.

novembro 29th

Critique of the draft ministerial text for the WTO's Hong Kong conference

Original Publication Date: 
28 November, 2005
Although there is this categorization into three states of convergence

For India, Importing Food is like Importing Joblessness

Original Publication Date: 
28 November, 2005
WTO Director General Pascal Lamy seems to be a firm believer in

Ag, NAMA and S&DT Issues for HK

Original Publication Date: 
28 November, 2005
Agriculture, nonagricultural market access and Special and Differential Treatment for developing countries will be the most difficult issues for trade ministers to tackle at the upcoming Hong Kong ministerial, said World Trade Organization Director General Pascal Lamy