4th Ministerial, Doha 2001

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.

La OMC en Hong Kong: ni EU, UE o G-20, sino todo lo contrario

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14 December, 2005
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Trade ministers battle to break WTO deadlock

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14 December, 2005
Trade ministers from nearly 150 countries will try to break a deadlock in troubled global talks on Thursday, amid U.S. and European sniping over farm subsidies, food aid and measures to help the world's poorest.

More finger pointing, less negotiation, as Ministerial gets under way

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14 December, 2005
No progress seems to have been made in negotiations on market access issues of agriculture, NAMA and services after two days of the Ministerial

Patched-up, even procedural deal, in Hong Kong will be worse than failure

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14 December, 2005
At the WTO Ministerial in Hong Kong for the sixth Ministerial conference, unless developing countries against pressures -- from the WTO leaders, the US-EC-Japan and their transnational corporate lobbies -- they may be setting themselves up for another highly imbalanced outcome and a more oppressive multilateral trading system.

Trade ministers search for consensus; China calls for fair deal for poor

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13 December, 2005
Trade ministers began the difficult task of getting consensus on a new pact to boost global commerce as emerging giant China called on the developed world to give the poorest nations a fair break.