4th Ministerial, Doha 2001

Signs of progress emerge on duty-free, quota-free LDC access

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15 December, 2005
Members of the World Trade Organization seemed to be making some progress on an initiative to help the world's poorest countries on the third day of the Hong Kong ministerial, where the U.S. has come under intense pressure to provide duty-free, quota-free access to all products from least-developed countries

No let-up for rich nations as trade talks flounder

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15 December, 2005
Rich nations came under fresh attack for refusing to give ground on farm protection at world trade talks on Thursday as nations grouping more than half of the world's population warned of an 'impasse well into the future'.

Pascal Lamy and the Sorcerer?s Box

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15 December, 2005
Press statement: A large group of farmers movements and NGO

World trade talks in disarray as rows rage on

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15 December, 2005
World trade talks plunged into disarray on Friday as rich nations exchanged accusations over their long-protected farm markets and struggled even to agree on a package of measures to help the world's poorest.

US and EU can't implement their proposed 'development package'

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15 December, 2005
Some key elements of the 'development package' that has been floated at the Hong Kong Ministerial cannot be taken at face value because neither the EU nor the US can guarantee that they can implement what they have promised

Lamy Sets Morning Deadline For Amendments To Declaration Text

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15 December, 2005
World Trade Organization Director General Pascal Lamy has set a 6 a.m. Dec. 17 deadline for members to offer proposals for amending a Hong Kong ministerial declaration to further define the goals for the Doha round.

WTO rich balk as poor demand more

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15 December, 2005
A WTO development package that aims to boost trade in developing nations by providing duty-free, quota-free access to imports has drawn fire from poor countries.

COSATU Press statement on NAMA ? issued from Hong Kong

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15 December, 2005
As the talks at the WTO continue, the Southern African region, Africa and other developing countries and regions face an ever increasing threat to catastrophic jobs and even the very real potential of de-industrialisation

Civil society calls on rich countries to stop imposing extreme demands on developing countries

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15 December, 2005
Press release: As the WTO's Hong Kong Ministerial enters its last phase, over 80 civil society organizations, made a joint statement expressing grave concerns about the state of the negotiations, as the current proposals of developed countries particularly on NAMA, Services and Agriculture, do not have development content and are in fact anti-developmental in nature

Day 4 at the WTO ministerial: no movements but powerful countries hold secret 'green rooms'

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15 December, 2005
On its fourth day (Dec 16) the WTO

Frustration builds at WTO talks as EU and US stand firm

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15 December, 2005
The European Union and the United States stuck to their guns at the WTO talks, with both sides repeating demands for concessions on key issues as frustration grew over the lack of progress.

US organizations support demand for withdrawal of 'Annex C' on services - end pressure on developing countries in services talks

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15 December, 2005
As U.S.-based nongovernmental organizations, we support developing countries

Stop the Doha Rounda, No to further trade liberalization in agriculture! Geto WTO out of agriculture and fisheries!

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15 December, 2005
Declaration of the Intl Seminar on WTO, Food Sovereignty and Alternatives to Globalization

WTO Pact Reached on Plan To Help Poor Countries

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15 December, 2005
Negotiators at a World Trade Organization meeting reached an agreement on a draft text Friday that would grant duty-free and quota-free access to imports from so-called least developing countries

As WTO giants bicker on food aid, thousands die - U.N.

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15 December, 2005
Europe and the United States should be throwing their efforts into increasing food aid instead of arguing about the form it takes, a top U.N. food aid official said on Friday