Archive - 2004

December 3rd

National Network of French elected official against GATS & of GATS-FREE Zones

Original Publication Date: 
2 December, 2004
A year ahead of the Hong Kong Ministerial conference of World Trade Organisation, the French National Network of elected officials against GATS & GATS- FREE local governments , held its first Genral Assemblee in Grigny (Rhône) on Dec 3 2004.

Local and Regional Opposition to GATS and Similar Trade Rules

Original Publication Date: 
2 December, 2004
It appears that, for the moment, among the strongest movements opposing the GATS, and other regulatory trade rules, are those that are spreading at the local and regional level.

November 30th

Conclusions Of The Asian Workshop On TRIPS And Access To Medicines: Appropriate National Responses

Original Publication Date: 
29 November, 2004
The Asian Regional Workshop on the WTO TRIPS Agreement and Access to Medicines: Appropriate National Policy Responses was held in Kuala Lumpur on 28-30 November 2004.

Conclusions of the Asian workshop on TRIPS and access to medicines: appropriate national responses

Original Publication Date: 
29 November, 2004
Participants stressed that access to medicines and health services are vital for the Asian region, especially since this region has the largest share of the world's people.

November 23rd

Mandelson Wades Into Trade Radicals: NGOs Are Unimpressed By Vision Of 'benign' Globalisation

Original Publication Date: 
22 November, 2004
Referring to street battles in Seattle and Genoa, he conceded that trade was controversial because it changed the lives of billions.

November 20th

India: Goodbye to cheap drugs?

Original Publication Date: 
19 November, 2004
As India moves to meet a New Year's Day deadline to comply with the TRIPS regime of the WTO the cheap, generic anti-AIDS drugs that this country is famed for could be a thing of the past.

August 26th

GM Trade War Outcome Delayed,Bush Fails To Win GM Case Before Election

Original Publication Date: 
25 August, 2004
Friends of the Earth revealed today that scientists have been called by the World Trade Organisation to debate the safety of Genetically Modified (GM) foods and crops

August 23rd

India Sold Out To West At WTO: Pawar

Original Publication Date: 
22 August, 2004
The Agriculture Ministry has prepared a note for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that says the WTO framework agreement that Commerce Minister Kamal Nath signed in Geneva last month was a sell-out.

August 8th

NGOs Condemn US Shrimp Duties On Vietnam

Original Publication Date: 
7 August, 2004
'U.S. duties on shrimp will devastate Vietnam's economy and the country's ability to improve the Lives of its people,' -Dr. Ramesh Khadka

July 27th

Africa Group Proposes Changes To NAMA Annex

Original Publication Date: 
26 July, 2004
Africa Group Proposes Changes To NAMA Annex