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Questions, concerns abound in aftermath of WTO failure

Original Publication Date: 
26 July, 2006
A few days after the collapse of negotiations at the WTO, delegates of many developing countries are pondering over several issues that have emerged over the proposal, mooted by WTO director general Pascal Lamy and supported by the Ministers of the G6 members, to suspend the Doha negotiations across the board.

WTO General Council officially suspends talks indefinitely

Original Publication Date: 
26 July, 2006
In Geneva, on Thursday, at the request of WTO Director General Pascal Lamy, the ambassadors of the 149 WTO member nations, meeting in General Council, officially agreed to suspend Doha Round talks indefinitely after the stalled meeting on 24 July when the major G-6 trading powers (EU, United States, Brazil, India, Australia and Japan) were unable to reach a compromise on the modalities (figures and other provisions) for trade liberalisation in agricultural products and non-agricultural manufactured articles (NAMA).

All quiet at WTO but war of words continues outside

Original Publication Date: 
25 July, 2006
It was a very quiet day at the WTO today, as few diplomats turned up at the building following the breakdown of the Doha negotiations on Monday.

Time to rethink failed world trade agenda

Original Publication Date: 
24 July, 2006
This op ed was carried in the main NZ newspaper, along with two others urging the government to refine its bilateral strategy and get moving.

Australian Fair Trade network media on WTO

Original Publication Date: 
24 July, 2006
tralian Trade Minister Vaile is mistaken to put his faith in bilateral deals following the collapse of the WTO negotiations. This is not a time to retreat into bilateral deals, which are even more unfair to developing countries and medium sized economies like Australia.

All Doha talks suspended at WTO as G6 Ministerial collapses

Original Publication Date: 
24 July, 2006
A decision has been made at the WTO to indefinitely suspend the WTO's Doha negotiations across the board after the breakdown of the meeting ofG6 Ministers that took place on Sunday and Monday.

Reactions to the Collapse of the Doha Round

Original Publication Date: 
24 July, 2006
According to various reports, the 14 hour meeting on 23rd amongst the G6 ministers ended in the early hours of the morning of the 24th. Ministers did not even get around to discussing NAMA.

US and EU indulge in blame game as WTO talks fail

Original Publication Date: 
24 July, 2006
Following the collapse of trade talks among the Ministers of theG6 countries late Sunday night, European Union Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson on Monday blamed the United States for failing to show flexibility on the issue of farm subsidies.

Collapse of WTO Negotiations an Opportunity For Healthy and Sustainable Food Production

Original Publication Date: 
23 July, 2006
The suspension of WTO negotiations is good news for consumers, farmers and fisherfolk around the world, said consumer group Food & Water Watch. The deadlock provides an opportunity for governments to take a new approach when writing the laws that govern global trade.

WTO Talks Collapse Over Disputes

Original Publication Date: 
23 July, 2006
Global commerce talks at the World Trade Organization collapsed Monday as top powers failed to agree on steps toward liberalizing trade in farm and manufactured goods.

WTO talks collapse: where next for world trade?

Original Publication Date: 
23 July, 2006
After the collapse of world trade talks in Geneva today (24 July), ActionAid looks at the future of the global trading system.

Transcript of USTR Schwab and USDA Secretary Johanns at WTO

Original Publication Date: 
23 July, 2006
Press Availability with Ambassador Susan C. Schwab, USTR and Mike Johanns, Secretary of Agriculture

WTO´s Doha talks face another "week of decision"

Original Publication Date: 
23 July, 2006
Starting Sunday (23 July) itself, this will be another decisive week for the WTO's Doha negotiations, as it will become much clearer whether the G6 members will be able to implement the "new flexibilities" that their political leaders reportedly pledged to provide for their countries' positions.

Trade talks deadlock brings new hope for the poorest and the environment

Original Publication Date: 
23 July, 2006
Campaigners from Friends of the Earth International today welcomed the collapse of the World TradeOrganisation (WTO)'s trade negotiations. This means that there is nowtime to review and reconsider the multilateral trading system in itsentirety.