Archive - 2005 - Article

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US and EU can't implement their proposed 'development package'

Original Publication Date: 
15 December, 2005
Some key elements of the 'development package' that has been floated at the Hong Kong Ministerial cannot be taken at face value because neither the EU nor the US can guarantee that they can implement what they have promised

Public Services Threatened Under New WTO Talks

Original Publication Date: 
15 December, 2005
Vital social services such as water, education and health may soon be beyond the reach of the poorest Filipinos if current World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations on services liberalization are successful, according to the Our World is not for Sale (OWINFS) global coalition against the multilateral trade body.

WTO rich balk as poor demand more

Original Publication Date: 
15 December, 2005
A WTO development package that aims to boost trade in developing nations by providing duty-free, quota-free access to imports has drawn fire from poor countries.

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