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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
Ya que la Organizaci

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.

EU NGOs slam development package of EU

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14 December, 2005
European NGOs have sharply criticized the EU development package today at the WTO Ministerial Conference in HongKong.

Rural Women speak against WTO in Hong Kong

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14 December, 2005
In yesterday's opening of the Asia Pacific Women's Village at Victoria Park, and during the Talanoa event, the voices of Asian women against WTO were consolidated

Trade ministers look beyond Hong Kong; cotton raises stakes

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14 December, 2005
Trade ministers struggled to make progress toward a new pact to boost global commerce and faced an immediate challenge from African cotton farmers demanding a deal to cut subsidies.

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.

WTO keeps talks moving to avert another breakdown

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13 December, 2005
The United States warned trading partners on Wednesday that the world would slip back into protectionism without progress in global talks to reform world commerce, stunting economic growth and hitting the poor.