Archive - Mar 2005

March 8th

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.

After Seattle And Canc?n... Next Stop: Hong Kong

Original Publication Date: 
7 March, 2005
On the first day of the Conference, the different working groups discussed both the state of the WTO negotiations and agreements (AoA, NAMA, TRIPS, GATS, FTA…) and the latest developments after the Canc

Planning NAMA Negotiations

Original Publication Date: 
7 March, 2005
Johannesson has proposed to negotiators a checklist of issues to form part of an eventual formula to cut tariffs.

EU Proposal On Capital-Based Meetings

Original Publication Date: 
7 March, 2005
Most trade ministers attending the Mombasa meeting were indifferent to Mr. Mandelson's proposal, sources told WTD.

March 7th

Moving DDA Ag Talks Ahead

Original Publication Date: 
6 March, 2005
The EU will contribute constructively 'to matching an agreement on the AVEs issue by end of April,' said EU trade commissioner Peter Mandelson.

Dispute Settlement: United States - Subsidies on Upland Cotton

Original Publication Date: 
6 March, 2005
On 6 February 2003, Brazil requested the establishment of a panel to examine the conformity with WTO law of certain US agricultural-support measures to producers, users and exporters of upland cotton .

U.S. Business Group To Seek Steep Cuts In Goods Tariffs In WTO's Doha Round

Original Publication Date: 
6 March, 2005
The study underscores the need for an ambitious approach in the NAMA talks, Irace said, and for significant cuts in industrial tariffs by advanced developing countries

AVE Progress Cited at WTO Mini-Ministerial, Deadline Set for NAMA Tariff-Cutting Formula

Original Publication Date: 
6 March, 2005
Senior officials attending a March 2-4 World Trade Organization "mini-ministerial" in Kenya reported progress on resolving their differences.