Archive - 2005 - Article

March 7th

U.S. Business Group To Seek Steep Cuts In Goods Tariffs In WTO's Doha Round

Original Publication Date: 
6 March, 2005
The study underscores the need for an ambitious approach in the NAMA talks, Irace said, and for significant cuts in industrial tariffs by advanced developing countries

Mombasa Mini Ministerial And Development Issues

Original Publication Date: 
6 March, 2005
EU trade commissioner said in the closed-door session that he does not feel 'apologetic' about raising the differentiation issue at last week's mini-ministerial World Trade Organization meeting.

Moving DDA Ag Talks Ahead

Original Publication Date: 
6 March, 2005
This three-day informal trade ministerial meeting cross the first hurdle in grappling with the contentious issue of converting special and complex tariffs into ad valorem equivalents.

AVE Progress Cited at WTO Mini-Ministerial, Deadline Set for NAMA Tariff-Cutting Formula

Original Publication Date: 
6 March, 2005
Senior officials attending a March 2-4 World Trade Organization "mini-ministerial" in Kenya reported progress on resolving their differences.

U.S. Business Group to Seek Steep Cuts in Goods Tariffs in WTO's Doha Round

Original Publication Date: 
6 March, 2005
The NFTC released a study March 4 that found significant tariff cuts will be necessary in order to impact trade flows.

WTO Talks Yield A Clear Agenda, If Little Else

Original Publication Date: 
6 March, 2005
Mandelson said the EU would support temporary exemptions for poor states that needed more time to implement new trade rules, and push for extra aid to help countries to improve trading facilities.

March 6th

Congressional Forum Examines CAFTA's Impact On Minnesota

Original Publication Date: 
5 March, 2005
Dennis Olson of the Institute of Agriculture & Trade Policy said free trade agreements such as CAFTA do nothing to address poverty in developing countries - in fact they create it.

Congressional forum examines CAFTA's impact on Minnesota

Original Publication Date: 
5 March, 2005
Emphasized that passage of the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) would have negative effects across the state.

March 4th

Industry Efforts on Services Talks Face Sensenbrenner Opposition

Original Publication Date: 
3 March, 2005
A revised US services offer expected in May is not expected to include new market access for business personnel.

Elevating Services?

Original Publication Date: 
3 March, 2005
The EU, Switzerland, India and the United States made a strong pitch yesterday for stepping up the profile of services negotiations, maintaining that members will have to accelerate work in the coming days.