Archive - 2005 - Article

December 15th

Patched-up, even procedural deal, in Hong Kong will be worse than failure

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14 December, 2005
At the WTO Ministerial in Hong Kong for the sixth Ministerial conference, unless developing countries against pressures -- from the WTO leaders, the US-EC-Japan and their transnational corporate lobbies -- they may be setting themselves up for another highly imbalanced outcome and a more oppressive multilateral trading system.

Focus: On the Road to Hong Kong (Number 7, 15 December 2005)

Original Publication Date: 
14 December, 2005
Day three saw more substantive discussions take place than yesterday on the issues of NAMA, services and agriculture

December 14th

Let developing countries grow the same way that we did

Original Publication Date: 
13 December, 2005
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Aid for Trade Package Linked to Concessions That Would Worsen Conditions for Many Poor Countries

Original Publication Date: 
13 December, 2005
Statements from Wednesday December 14 News Conference

Colourful protests greet WTO talks in Hong Kong

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13 December, 2005
Thousands of anti-globalization activists marched through Hong Kong watched by a huge security operation aimed at preventing a repeat of violence that has rocked previous WTO meetings.

Focus: On the Road to Hong Kong?(Number 6, 14 December 2005)

Original Publication Date: 
13 December, 2005
Today was the first day of negotiations proper

Asian people speaks out about the negative impacts of WTO

Original Publication Date: 
13 December, 2005
'Say no to WTO' was the consensus reached by Asian grassroots activists who gathered this morning at Victoria Park in Hong Kong to share their experiences of unfair trade policies imposed by rich nations

US can't hide behind immigration at WTO: India

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13 December, 2005
The United States will have to open its market to more foreign temporary workers as part of any new world trade deal, despite strong opposition in the US Congress, Commerce Minister Kamal Nath said on Wednesday.

U.S., EU spar at world trade talks

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13 December, 2005
The United States and the European Union sparred on Wednesday over farm subsidies, food aid and measures to help the world's poorest countries, souring world trade talks that were already in trouble.

Trade ministers search for consensus; China calls for fair deal for poor

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13 December, 2005
Trade ministers began the difficult task of getting consensus on a new pact to boost global commerce as emerging giant China called on the developed world to give the poorest nations a fair break.