Archive - Jun 23, 2005 - Article

A ?Green Room? Meeting Today

Original Publication Date: 
22 June, 2005
World Trade Organization Director General Supachai Panitchpakdi holds a small 'green room' meeting today to finalize how the process leading to the end-of-July General Council session can be conducted

Civil Society Slams Services Negotiations at the WTO; Developing Countries Pressured To Open Services to Foreign Corporations

Original Publication Date: 
22 June, 2005
Over 160 civil society organizations from around the world sent a letter to WTO ambassadors today calling on negotiators to stop pressuring developing countries to open up their services sector to the corporations based in industrialized countries.

Battle of Swiss vs Swiss-type formula continues in NAMA negotiations

Original Publication Date: 
22 June, 2005
Negotiations on non-agricultural market access (NAMA) at the WTO wrapped up a week-long meeting on 10 June with the Chair of the talks indicating that support for a simple Swiss formula for tariff reduction 'has grown measurably.'(M.Khor)