Archive - Oct 21, 2005

Brazilian Official Defends Tariff Cuts, Hopes for Progress on Agricultural Goods

Original Publication Date: 
20 October, 2005
Brazil's Finance Minister Ant

African cotton countries demand concrete results at Hong Kong

Original Publication Date: 
20 October, 2005
Representatives of the West African cotton-producing countries have demanded a concrete resolution of the cotton problem at the Hong Kong Ministerial Conference, as well as a clear indication now that this will be the case, if they are to have any stake in outcomes of the Conference.

'Blame game' follows failure of FIPs Ministers' meeting

Original Publication Date: 
20 October, 2005
The WTO preparations for the Hong Kong Ministerial conference suffered a serious setback Wednesday night when a key meeting on agriculture involving Ministers of five major countries - the US, EU, Brazil, India and Australia - ended abruptly after failing to make any progress. The session scheduled for Thursday was cancelled.

New Norwegian government promises Gats revision

Original Publication Date: 
20 October, 2005
The new Norwegian coalition government (Social democrats, socialist left party and the centre/farmers party) which is backed by a majority in Parliament, has released its declaration for their coming four years in office. The declaration offers at least a rhetorical change around WTO issues.

DDA Success or Failure EU Decides

Original Publication Date: 
20 October, 2005
Trade ministers in two informal trade sessions yesterday and Wednesday put the European Union on notice that it must come up with a substantially revised market access offer on agricultural trade in the ongoing Doha Development Agenda by next Thursday or take the blame for the collapse of the four-year-old talks