Archive - 2008

September 28th

New NAMA Chair proposed, meeting on 2 October

Original Publication Date: 
27 September, 2008
Swiss Ambassador to the WTO, Luzius Wasescha, nominated to be new Chair of WTO's NAMA negotiating group.

July 26th

Trade unions demand that developing countries stand up and be counted in WTO talks

Original Publication Date: 
25 July, 2008
Trade union media release in response to draft proposal during WTO Mini-ministerial in Geneva 2008

April 16th

Continuing EPA negotiations on services and investment

Original Publication Date: 
15 April, 2008
Announcement of Workshop at UNCTAD XII CSO Forum

Updated INVITATION: Biofuels development in Africa: Supporting sustainable development or strengthening corporate control?

Original Publication Date: 
29 April, 2009
Updated invitation, with change of venue and definite time.

April 15th

Women and Food Sovereignty: Understanding the Issue and Moving to Action

Original Publication Date: 
14 April, 2008
Africa is reeling from the global food crisis and shifts in agriculture.

April 10th

New Sensitive Product and SP Papers

Original Publication Date: 
9 April, 2008
Links to two new documents. The first is the Sensitive Products paper prepared by the U.S., EU, Japan, Brazil, Canada and Australia. The second is a NEW Special Products paper by the U.S. et al.

April 9th

Pelosi to Block Vote on Colombia

Original Publication Date: 
8 April, 2008
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House will change its rules so as to skirt a requirement that it vote on a free trade agreement with Colombia.

April 5th

Push for WTO deal likely from May 19 - diplomats

Original Publication Date: 
4 April, 2008
Ministers from trade powers are likely to meet in the week of May 19 for their long-awaited push for a breakthrough in global trade talks, European diplomats said on Saturday.

April 4th

U.S. business lobbyists launch WTO offensive

Original Publication Date: 
3 April, 2008
U.S. business lobbyists will descend on the World Trade Organisation (WTO) this month to push for favourable terms in a new trade deal, especially in services, a source familiar with the visits said on Friday.

April 3rd

Doha ministerial talks may happen in May- Lamy

Original Publication Date: 
2 April, 2008
A long-awaited meeting of ministers to agree on the outlines of a new global trade deal is likely to take place by the end of May, the head of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) said on Thursday.