Archive - Mar 2005

March 8th

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.

African Nations Urge U.S. to Implement WTO Cotton Ruling by December Ministerial

Original Publication Date: 
7 March, 2005
'Two years after the submission of our sectoral initiative on cotton, it is now time to move from the stage of declarations and clarifications and finally move to concrete actions,' -Samuel Amehou

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.

March 7th

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.

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

Original Publication Date: 
6 March, 2005
Allgeier said he believed WTO members were close to a final deal on the methodology. 'There's sort of odds and ends [that need to be resolved], but not the basic substance of it,'

The Force Stocks Up On Rubber Bullets To Prepare For Any Violence at HK Event

Original Publication Date: 
6 March, 2005
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