Archive - 2003

September 6th

Trade Talk: Speaking in Tongues

Original Publication Date: 
5 September, 2003
When we try to fight them in their language we risk sacrificing the power to name our world and assert our values.

September 4th

Draft Canc?n Ministerial Text - Revision/Market Access for Non-Agricultural Products

Original Publication Date: 
3 September, 2003
A draft text of Cancun ministerial with EU's proposed revisions.

August 10th

Llamamiento a Canc?n: Suspensi?n de las negociaciones sobre el AGCS. Servicios b?sicos, como el agua, fuera de la OMC

Alegato de la sociedad civil a la 5a Conferencia Ministerial de la Organizaci

Call to Cancun: Halt the GATS Negotiations. Take Essential Services, Such As Water, Out of the WTO.

Call to Cancun Ministerial Conference to stop GATS negotiations.

July 13th

NGOs Send Memo to WTO:

NGOs have sent a joint memorandum to the WTO members on The Need to Improve Internal Transparency and Participation in the WTO.

July 7th

Keep Investment Pacts Off Cancun's Agenda

Original Publication Date: 
6 July, 2003
Since the 1980s, developing countries have signed numerous bilateral investment agreements, yet they receive less than one-third of the world's total foreign direct investment flows.

July 4th

Agriculture Talks At The WTO Empty On Development

Original Publication Date: 
3 July, 2003
Last week, the Agriculture Committee met in the WTO to see if the current deadlock on all aspects of the agreement on agriculture (AoA) can be bridged.

July 3rd

From Palermo To Cancun: EU Trade Ministers Asked To Stop WTO Expansion

Original Publication Date: 
2 July, 2003
In Palermo, the European Union is supposed to decide on its position for the next WTO Ministerial that will take place in Cancun, Mexico, from 10 to 14 September.

Members Stick To Their Positions In WTO Agriculture Special Session

Original Publication Date: 
2 July, 2003
The European Union agriculture ministers last week agreed on measures for reform of their common agriculture policy.

July 1st

MEPs Move Towards Lifting of GMO Moratorium

Original Publication Date: 
30 June, 2003
The laws set out stringent requirements for labelling GM products, reflecting the view held by the European Commission that the GM issue is one of consumer choice and not of food safety.