New Zealand is one of eight governments (US, EC, Japan, Australia, Switzerland, South Korea and Taiwan) pushing a scheme that would require all countries, rich and poor, to lock open a minimum number of their services to foreign firms
Despite growing fears that World TradeOrganization protests may be stifled, Hong Kong's foreign domestic helpers' Asian Migrants Coordinating Body has begun 'intensifying' a campaign to mobilize its constituents to protest against deregulation policies.
Martin Khor, TWN Info Service on WTO and Trade Issues (Sept05/11)
This year's WIPO General Assembly, which begins Monday 26 September and will run to 5 October, will have a full agenda, with many decisions to be taken that will have significant effect on the future of the organization.
Martin Khor, TWN Info Service on WTO and Trade Issues (Sept05/10)
Many developing countries have objected to the joint attempt by developed countries to introduce a 'benchmarking approach' or 'complementary multilateral methods' to the services negotiations in the World Trade Organisation.
The United States and the European Union on Friday asked Brazil and India to agree to a 'Swiss' formula with two coefficients one for the industrialized countries and one for the developing countries to cut industrial tariffs