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April 30th

IP Quarterly Update First Quarter 2005

Original Publication Date: 
29 April, 2005
The South Centre and CIEL IP Quarterly Update is intended to facilitate a broader perspective of international intellectual property negotiations by providing a summary of relevant developments in multilateral, plurilateral, and bilateral fora.

Nepal's Monthly E-Newsletter on Globalization and WTO April 2005

Original Publication Date: 
29 April, 2005
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April 29th

More Filipinos to lose jobs under WTO agreement

Original Publication Date: 
28 April, 2005
Filipino workers should not only intensify their call for a wage hike but also pressure the Arroyo government to advance the interests of local industries amid ongoing negotiations for the non-agricultural market access (NAMA) at the World Trade Organization (WTO).

April 28th

Doha global trade round 'close to crisis'

Original Publication Date: 
27 April, 2005
Supachai Panitchpakdi, director general of the World Trade Organisation, on Thursday warned that the Doha round of global trade talks was 'close to a crisis'.

WTO Chair to Hold Talks on Jump-Starting Stalled Doha Round Negotiations on Services

Original Publication Date: 
27 April, 2005
The chairman of the World Trade Organization's negotiating group on services said April 27 he will hold informal discussions with member governments in order to sound out ideas on how to jump-start the stalled Doha Round services talks.

April 26th

Three candidates left in second round consultations for WTO DG post

Original Publication Date: 
25 April, 2005
At a recent informal meeting at the WTO, it was announced that there are three remaining candidates for the post of the WTO Director General, and that a second round of consultations will take place.(M.Khor)

April 24th

Report: Police expect 20,000 activists at WTO meeting in Hong Kong

Original Publication Date: 
23 April, 2005
Hong Kong police expect 20,000 anti-globalization activists at the World Trade Organization meeting to be held in Hong Kong in December.

April 21st

WTO Agriculture meeting suspended over 'misunderstanding' on AVEs

Original Publication Date: 
20 April, 2005
The agriculture negotiations at the WTO hit a snag lastweek when the formal meeting had to be suspended over a 'misunderstanding' on what seemed to have been an agreement on how to treat the issue of converting non-ad valorem duties into ad valorem equivalents (AVEs).(M. Khor)

Lamy pulls ahead in WTO leadership race

Original Publication Date: 
20 April, 2005
As the competition to become the next head of the World Trade Organisation heats up, all indications are that Pascal Lamy, former European Union Commissioner, will prevail.

April 20th

Govt asked to ban farm comodity imports

Original Publication Date: 
19 April, 2005
A group of non-governmental organizations staged a rally on Monday in front of the ministry of Trade and the State Palace to demand that the government ban the import of staple agricultural products and protect local farmers with subsidies and tariffs.