Archive - Mayo 2005

May 31st

Lawmakers Press U.S. Trade Negotiators To 'Stand Firm' on U.S. Trade Laws at WTO

Original Publication Date: 
30 May, 2005
A bipartisan group of some two dozen members of Congress May 27 called on U.S. negotiators to 'stand firm' against efforts to weaken U.S. trade laws in talks at the World Trade Organization scheduled to be held the week of May 30.

Stop the GATS Power Play Against Citizens of the World

This letter addresses the dangers of services liberalization and the current dynamics such as the attempt to change the process, among other things.

May 30th

RP Officials Urged To Shun Bid in WTO Services Talks

Original Publication Date: 
29 May, 2005
Independent think-tank IBON Foundation urges Philippine trade negotiators to the World Trade Organization (WTO) not to submit any offer on the services talks without substantially improved Mode 4 offers from developed countries like the US.

Stakes for RP High as WTO Services Talks Nears Deadline

Original Publication Date: 
29 May, 2005
The Philippines has not much to gain except on Mode 4 and a great deal to suffer from liberalizing its services sector

May 27th

Sensenbrenner, Conyers Push for Portman Commitment on Visas

Original Publication Date: 
26 May, 2005
The chairman and ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee this week demanded that the new U.S. Trade Representative renew a vow that the Bush Administration will not agree to additional changes to U.S. immigration or antitrust laws

Government Concedes that Water Does Not Belong in Trade Agreements

Original Publication Date: 
26 May, 2005
The (Australian) Government

May 26th

Congress Still Strongly Opposes Trade Pacts Allowing Temporary Entry of Foreign Workers

Original Publication Date: 
25 May, 2005
The U.S. Congress will continue to oppose any agreement negotiated at the World Trade Organization that would allow foreign business and professional personnel to enter the United States to work on a temporary basis, a key congressional staffer said May 25.

May 25th

Australia Notifies WTO Regarding Level Of Farm Subsidy Spending in 2003-2004

Original Publication Date: 
24 May, 2005
Australia has notified the World Trade Organization of its farm subsidy spending for the 2003-2004 marketing year.

The damage done: Aid, death and dogma

Original Publication Date: 
24 May, 2005
Shocking new research reveals that more than 4,000 farmers have killed themselves in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh since the

NAMA Chair Holds 'Confessionals' To Gauge Possibilities for Advancing Talks

Original Publication Date: 
24 May, 2005
The chairman of the World Trade Organization's negotiating group on NAMA has been holding private consultations with key member governments to gauge the possibilities for advancing the stalled talks.