Archive - Oct 4, 2006 - Article

EU Move Could Bring Disaster to the Poor

Original Publication Date: 
3 October, 2006
The call to end protectionism at home is likely to lead to some rumblings within Europe, but the announcement really set off alarm bells among those seeking to protect the rights of people in developing countries.

Mandelson drops development guise and launches final attack on European Social model

Original Publication Date: 
3 October, 2006
The EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson will today announce a damaging new corporate-driven trade strategy, warn European activist groups and civil society organisations united in the Seattle to Brussels Network (S2B).

Corporate Conquest: Why the UK and its EU partners must stop forcing Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) upon developing countries

Original Publication Date: 
3 October, 2006
Friends of the Earth's new report on Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs)

A Slow-Go on DDA - USTR Schwab

Original Publication Date: 
3 October, 2006
US Trade Representative Susan Schwab yesterday all but ruled out the possibility that the United States will put a major new offer on the table to get the stalled World Trade Organization Doha Development Agenda trade round back on track, but expressed confidence the talks will eventually be revived.

Looking To US, EU For Restart

Original Publication Date: 
3 October, 2006
Developing-country coalitions yesterday reiterated their view that the resumption of the suspended Doha Development Agenda negotiations can only recommence when industrialized countries spell out in specifics what they are prepared to do in trade-distorting domestic support and the market access pillars of the farm trade talks

EU to shift trade laws to erase some hurdles

Original Publication Date: 
3 October, 2006
The European Union is planning a broad shift in its trade policy that will no longer focus chiefly on foreign tariffs that drive up the price of EU products, but also seek to remove more subtle obstacles that block European businesses from getting a foothold overseas, particularly in China.