Archive - Nov 2005

November 30th

Mandelson: 'I don't believe in a free market in agriculture'

Original Publication Date: 
29 November, 2005
European Union Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson said yesterday the EU wasn't prepared to accept 'extravagant demands' from trade partners who want further tariff reductions before a world trade summit next month

ASEAN countries' amendments?to draft Ministerial text on services

Original Publication Date: 
29 November, 2005
A group of ASEAN countries - Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam, Thailand and the Philippines - has officially submitted their substantive amendments to the Services annex of the Draft Ministerial Text to the WTO.

Press Release: Text for Hong Kong favors rich countries

Original Publication Date: 
29 November, 2005

Nairobi

(WTO) Ministerial Conference to be held in Hong Kong on 13-18th December was issued on Saturday 26th November. The text was presented by the WTO Director General Pascal Lamy and the General Council chair.

S Korean Farmers to Stage Peaceful Protest at Wto Gathering

Original Publication Date: 
29 November, 2005
A group of South Korean farmers plan to stage peaceful protests at next month's ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization's (WTO) to be held in Hong Kong, an official for the group said Tuesday.

No Numbers in HK Drafts

Original Publication Date: 
29 November, 2005
Key members of the World Trade Organization decided yesterday that trade ministers meeting in Hong Kong in mid-December should not be required to make decisions related to formula 'numbers' in either the agriculture or nonagricultural market access texts and instead focus on some questions on how the negotiations should proceed

November 29th

Economic Partnership Agreements: EU and Central Africa agree next phase of negotiations

Original Publication Date: 
28 November, 2005
EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson met with Central African Ministers on the 25th November in Brussels to agree on the next phase of the Economic Partnership Agreement negotiations between the two regions.

For India, Importing Food is like Importing Joblessness

Original Publication Date: 
28 November, 2005
WTO Director General Pascal Lamy seems to be a firm believer in

Group threatens unauthorised WTO protests in Hong Kong

Original Publication Date: 
28 November, 2005
The group organising the protests at the upcoming World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting has warned of unauthorised rallies if the Hong Kong government does not remove a fence around a protest venue.

Poorest countries given more time to apply intellectual property rules

Original Publication Date: 
28 November, 2005
Least-developed countries have been given an extension until 1 July 2013 to provide protection for trademarks, copyright, patents and other intellectual property

Appellate body issues report on rice dispute

Original Publication Date: 
28 November, 2005
The Appellate Body issued its Report regarding the complaint of the United States against Mexico