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Canadian organizations issue statement critical of government?s GATS position at WTO Ministerial

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14 December, 2005
In a joint statement released today, Canadian organizations called on the federal government to stop the anti-development services agenda at the WTO Ministerial in Hong Kong

Poor countries flex muscles at WTO talks

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14 December, 2005
Global trade talks were confronted with growing pressure from poorer countries, with African cotton producers and Latin American banana exporters leading the charge for fairer treatment.

'Aid for Trade' is a deceptive ploy and destructive aid

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14 December, 2005
Press statement on 'Aid for Trade':The Reality of Aid, an international network of more than 80 national and regional networks representing thousands of civil society organizations, calls the US proposal in the WTO ministerial conference to increase funds for the 'aid for trade' program as 'illusory, deceptive, and destructive.'

Water out of the WTO campaign launched in Hong Kong

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14 December, 2005
With representatives from every continent, the campaign

The empty promises of US and EU 'development package'

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14 December, 2005
The U.S. and EU are attempting to put a 'development spin' at the Hong Kong WTO Ministerial in announcing a 'development package' comprising of aid for trade, non-binding duty free market access for Least Developing Countries and a few other items.

Strong governance of WTO trade aid needed - Egypt

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14 December, 2005
Dramatic rich country promises to help poor countries expand exports could fail without a change in how billions of dollars in aid are managed, Egyptian Trade Minister Rachid Mohamed Rachid said on Wednesday.

Statement on Japan's 'Support Package for Developing Countries'

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14 December, 2005
We Oppose 'Support Package for Developing Countries' provided by the Japanese government at the sixth WTO Ministerial Conference

Focus: On the Road to Hong Kong (Number 7, 15 December 2005)

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14 December, 2005
Day three saw more substantive discussions take place than yesterday on the issues of NAMA, services and agriculture

Developing nations on attack at tense trade talks

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14 December, 2005
Developing nations went on the offensive on Thursday as trade talks limped into their third day, with Washington and Tokyo under pressure to accept a duty-free, quota-free exports deal for the world's poorest countries.

Corporations Dominate Trade Panels that Set Global Health Policy: Public Health Groups Sue US Government for Fair & Democratic Representation

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14 December, 2005
A lawsuit filed today in US Federal District Court by public health and physician groups demands that corporate interests be balanced with public interest representation on US Industry Trade Advisory Committees (ITACs) that advise the US Trade Representative (USTR) on trade policies affecting public health

Fuera el agua de la OMC lanzado en Hong Kong

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14 December, 2005
Con la presencia de representantes de organizaciones sociales de todos los continentes, fue lanzada la campana FUERA EL AGUA DE LA OMC en el Centro de Convenciones de la VI Reuni

The 'development' deceit of the WTO

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14 December, 2005
media statement: WTO really promotes the monopoly profits of TNCs at the cost of deepening underdevelopment of Third World countries.

he Sorry Truth of USTR Development Package “Promises”

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14 December, 2005
a one-page debunking US 'development package'

Poor nations leery of U.S. 'aid for trade'

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14 December, 2005
When U.S. and European delegates at the global trade talks here say they're working hard to help the poorest countries climb the ladder of wealth, it's hard to take them at their word.

Colourful protests greet WTO talks in Hong Kong

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13 December, 2005
Thousands of anti-globalization activists marched through Hong Kong watched by a huge security operation aimed at preventing a repeat of violence that has rocked previous WTO meetings.