Archive - Feb 2005 - Article

February 24th

Allgeier Says U.S. Committed to Timetable For Giving Revised WTO Services Talks Offer

Original Publication Date: 
23 February, 2005
The United States is unlikely to propose any new, significant initiatives on 'Mode 4' in its revised offer.

Allgeier Says U.S. Committed to Timetable For Giving Revised WTO Services Talks Offer

Original Publication Date: 
23 February, 2005
The United States is unlikely to propose any new, significant initiatives on 'Mode 4' in its revised offer.

IMF Head Calls For Developing Countries Cut Protectionism

Original Publication Date: 
23 February, 2005
Developing countries would benefit substantially if they cut their own trade barriers and farm subsidies, Agence France Presse reports IMF Director General Rodrigo Rato said Wednesday.

IMF Head Calls For Developing Countries Cut Protectionism

Original Publication Date: 
23 February, 2005
'it has to be cosidered in the context in debt sustainability, lasting povety reductiontion and sustainedined growth'- RATO

Allgeier Says U.S. Committed To Timetable For Giving Revised WTO Services Talks Offer

Original Publication Date: 
23 February, 2005
Developing countries led by Brazil, China, India, and Mexico have complained that the Mode 4 offers put forward in the services negotiations to date are insufficient and must be improved.

IMF Head Calls For Developing Countries Cut Protectionism

Original Publication Date: 
23 February, 2005
'Developing countries must therefore also take steps to remove their own trade barriers' -RATO

February 23rd

ActionAid turns tables with an African Commission for Britain

Original Publication Date: 
22 February, 2005
ActionAid is launching an African Commission for Britain, an alternative set of recommendations to those being discussed by presidents, prime ministers and high level opinion formers.

February 20th

Agriculture Negotiations 7-11 February Focus on Preferences, Conversion to Ad Valorem Tariffs, Reduction of Domestic Support Levels

Original Publication Date: 
19 February, 2005
Negotiations on agriculture took place at the WTO in the week of 7-11 February.

February 18th

Development and GATS

Original Publication Date: 
17 February, 2005
A group of developing countries led by Brazil yesterday sought substantial changes in the General Agreement on Trade in Services architecture on domestic regulation.

EI Lobbying and Consultation on GATS and Education, 15-17 February 2005

Original Publication Date: 
17 February, 2005
An EI delegation met with delegations of WTO members and Chair of the Council on Trade in Services in Special Session to discuss the state of play and country positions in the GATS negotiations, especially in relation of education services