Archive - Oct 28, 2005

No Negotiation Without Ag Market Access

Original Publication Date: 
27 October, 2005
A ranking US trade officials reassured US senators that nothing will move ahead in the ongoing Doha Development Agenda trade negotiations until the European Union presents an acceptable offer on agricultural market access

EU tables new offer in Doha World Trade talks; calls for immediate movement on services and industrial goods

Original Publication Date: 
27 October, 2005
EU has tabled new proposals on agriculture and other areas of the DDA trade talks to its negotiating partners in the 'Five Interested Parties' (FIPs).

EU Offer to Cut Farm Support Falls Short, U.S. Says

Original Publication Date: 
27 October, 2005
The European Union's offer today to cut its farm tariffs by as much as 60 percent falls short of expectations because the proposal allows exemptions that would block key exports, U.S. officials and industry groups said.

Letter from Mandelson to Lamy

Original Publication Date: 
27 October, 2005
letter sent from Commissioner Mandelson to WTO Director-General, Pascal Lamy, expressing concerns about the lack of progress in the NAMA and services negotiations

New EU Proposal on the WTO negotiations

Original Publication Date: 
27 October, 2005
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Chirac signals France would block trade talks

Original Publication Date: 
27 October, 2005
President Jacques Chirac of France broke with the rest of the Union and said he was prepared to block world trade talks. Chirac's intervention came as the European Commission was due Friday to make a new offer to break the deadlock on world trade negotiations.

LDCs request exemption from TRIPS for another 15 years

Original Publication Date: 
27 October, 2005
The least developed countries in the WTO have made a request to the TRIPS Council to extend the transitional period for their implementing the TRIPS Agreement for a further 15 years after the present transition period expires at the end of this year.

Impasse on talks on TRIPS and Health 'permanent solution'

Original Publication Date: 
27 October, 2005
An impasse became evident on negotiations on the major remaining issue relating to the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health when some key members appeared far apart on a solution, and disagreed even on how the process of consultations is going on, during a meeting of the TRIPS Council on 25 October.