Archive - Mar 2005

March 8th

Singapore To Allow Protests At Next Year's IMF-World Bank Meetings

Original Publication Date: 
7 March, 2005
An estimated 16,000 delegates from 184 countries are expected to descend on Singapore for the gathering, including 300 finance ministers and heads of central banks.

India's Services Challenge

Original Publication Date: 
7 March, 2005
India's revised offer for market-opening in the Doha Development Agenda services negotiations will be "contingent" upon liberal commitments in cross-border and temporary movement of service providers from key industrialized countries.

India's Services Challenge

Original Publication Date: 
7 March, 2005
The United States went a step further by saying ministers must agree on a 'standstill' in addition to making new commitments.

After Seattle and Canc?n... Next stop: Hong Kong

Original Publication Date: 
7 March, 2005
Once again, the peoples of the world will expose, right at WTO's doorstep, the consequences of its corporate-driven agenda on the livelihoods and working conditions of men, women and children worldwide.

Planning NAMA Negotiations

Original Publication Date: 
7 March, 2005
Doha Development Agenda market access for industrial and consumer goods Chairman Stefan Hakur Johannesson has proposed to negotiators a checklist of issues to form part of an eventual formula to cut tariffs (WTD, 3/7/05).

EU Proposal on Capital-Based Meetings

Original Publication Date: 
7 March, 2005
Mandelson called for more meetings of capital-based senior officials in addition to more mini-ministerials.

March 7th

Mombasa Mini Ministerial And Development Issues

Original Publication Date: 
6 March, 2005
EU trade commissioner said in the closed-door session that he does not feel 'apologetic' about raising the differentiation issue at last week's mini-ministerial World Trade Organization meeting.

Moving DDA Ag Talks Ahead

Original Publication Date: 
6 March, 2005
This three-day informal trade ministerial meeting cross the first hurdle in grappling with the contentious issue of converting special and complex tariffs into ad valorem equivalents.

WTO Talks Yield A Clear Agenda, If Little Else

Original Publication Date: 
6 March, 2005
Mandelson said the EU would support temporary exemptions for poor states that needed more time to implement new trade rules, and push for extra aid to help countries to improve trading facilities.

U.S. Business Group to Seek Steep Cuts in Goods Tariffs in WTO's Doha Round

Original Publication Date: 
6 March, 2005
The NFTC released a study March 4 that found significant tariff cuts will be necessary in order to impact trade flows.