Archive - Oct 24, 2005

EU farm struggle casts doubt on WTO Hong Kong meet

Original Publication Date: 
23 October, 2005
A meeting of world trade ministers to hammer out a new global pact is in jeopardy unless Europe offers big cuts to its farm tariffs, the United States warned on Monday, and the EU itself admitted talks were on a 'knife-edge.'

Noticeable d?tente on Monday between Commission and some Member States on WTO negotiations - Mr Mandelson could present final European agriculture offer by end of next week

Original Publication Date: 
23 October, 2005
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WTO Secretariat reports continuing declines in both new anti-dumping investigations and new final anti-dumping measures

Original Publication Date: 
23 October, 2005
The WTO Secretariat, on 24 October 2005, reported that in the period 1 January-30 June 2005, the number of initiations of new anti-dumping investigations and the number of new measures applied continued their previously-reported declining trends.

EU has ten days to convince as global trade talks founder

Original Publication Date: 
23 October, 2005
Trade officials have warned that global trade talks are close to breaking point, leaving the European Union with ten days to either resolve a bitter internal rift or convince partners in the WTO to tame their demands on farm import barriers.