Archive - 2005 - Article

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Civil society calls on rich countries to stop imposing extreme demands on developing countries

Original Publication Date: 
15 December, 2005
Press release: As the WTO's Hong Kong Ministerial enters its last phase, over 80 civil society organizations, made a joint statement expressing grave concerns about the state of the negotiations, as the current proposals of developed countries particularly on NAMA, Services and Agriculture, do not have development content and are in fact anti-developmental in nature

US organizations support demand for withdrawal of 'Annex C' on services - end pressure on developing countries in services talks

Original Publication Date: 
15 December, 2005
As U.S.-based nongovernmental organizations, we support developing countries

As WTO giants bicker on food aid, thousands die - U.N.

Original Publication Date: 
15 December, 2005
Europe and the United States should be throwing their efforts into increasing food aid instead of arguing about the form it takes, a top U.N. food aid official said on Friday

World trade talks in disarray as rows rage on

Original Publication Date: 
15 December, 2005
World trade talks plunged into disarray on Friday as rich nations exchanged accusations over their long-protected farm markets and struggled even to agree on a package of measures to help the world's poorest.

EU Blocks Decision on End Date For Export Subsidies at WTO Ministerial

Original Publication Date: 
15 December, 2005
The European Union stood firm Dec. 16 in resisting demands from key trading partners for an agreement at the World Trade Organization's Hong Kong ministerial conference on an end date for the elimination of export subsidies

Revealing the Empty Promises of the U.S. Development Package ?Pledges? Announced at Hong Kong

Original Publication Date: 
15 December, 2005
detailed, footnoted take out of US development package proposal demonstrating why it is of no value and poses significant risks

IBON challenges new 'G-120' in the WTO

Original Publication Date: 
15 December, 2005
Philippine-based think-tank IBON Foundation challenges the governments of the new underdeveloped country alliance to genuinely assert poor countries

Focus: On the Road to Hong Kong (Number 8, 16 December 2005)

Original Publication Date: 
15 December, 2005
Day four of the Ministerial had many ups, downs and roundabouts

Frustration builds at WTO talks as EU and US stand firm

Original Publication Date: 
15 December, 2005
The European Union and the United States stuck to their guns at the WTO talks, with both sides repeating demands for concessions on key issues as frustration grew over the lack of progress.

Signs of progress emerge on duty-free, quota-free LDC access

Original Publication Date: 
15 December, 2005
Members of the World Trade Organization seemed to be making some progress on an initiative to help the world's poorest countries on the third day of the Hong Kong ministerial, where the U.S. has come under intense pressure to provide duty-free, quota-free access to all products from least-developed countries