Archive - 2005 - Article

March 7th

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.

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.

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.

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

Original Publication Date: 
6 March, 2005
Allgeier said he believed WTO members were close to a final deal on the methodology. 'There's sort of odds and ends [that need to be resolved], but not the basic substance of it,'

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

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.

Industry Efforts On Services Talks Face Sensenbrenner Opposition

Original Publication Date: 
3 March, 2005
The U.S. is under pressure from developing countries to provide additional access for business personnel in the Doha round services negotiations, or run the risk that developing countries will not open their markets in the negotiations.