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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.

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.

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.

WTO talks deeper in crisis, no breakthrough

Original Publication Date: 
23 July, 2006
Hopes were fading on Tuesday of keeping alive a global free trade deal after trading powers failed to make a breakthrough at a marathon first session, diplomats said.

Failture of the anti-development Doha Round!! Victory to the peoples!!!

Original Publication Date: 
23 July, 2006
Civil society organizations from Brazil and from around the world are celebrating the collapse of negotiations towards the conclusion of the Doha Round of the WTO.

Trade Talks Collapse Welcomed by Development Campaigners

Original Publication Date: 
23 July, 2006
World Development Movement (WDM) today welcomed the fact that the EU and USA have been unable to force a bad trade deal onto developing countries as the trade negotiations stalled in Geneva.

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.