February 8th, 2004

U.S., Australia Sign Free-trade Pact

Original Publication Date: 
7 February, 2004
The United States and Australia concluded a free-trade agreement Sunday that officials said will eliminate duties from more than 99 percent of American manufacturing exports to Australia.

February 7th

Feds Win Right To War Protesters' Records

Original Publication Date: 
6 February, 2004
'The best approach is not to speculate and see what we learn on Tuesday' when the four testify, said Ben Stone, executive director of the Iowa Civil Liberties Union, which is representing one of the protesters.

February 5th

US And EU Change Tactics: Seek To Woo G20Trade Negotiating Bodies Expected To Resume In February

Original Publication Date: 
4 February, 2004
Agriculture will be the key to unlock trade talks...

February 3rd

S. Korea-Chile FTA Likely To Be Ratified

Original Publication Date: 
2 February, 2004
Staff ReporterNational Assembly Speaker Park Kwan-yong on Tuesday agreed with party leaders to seek quick approval for several long-delayed bills, including those on the South Korea-Chile free trade agreement (FTA) and the dispatch of troops to Iraq.

January 26th

Notes of a meeting between Dr Supachai Panitchpakdi, WTO Director General and an Advisory Group of NGOs which he has established

Original Publication Date: 
25 January, 2004
Dr Supachai was accompanied by members of the External Relations Division and his own cabinet (Alain Frank, Hoe Lim, Bernard Kuiten).

International Economy: Trade Chief To Get Tough With Doha Laggards

Original Publication Date: 
25 January, 2004
Supachai Panitchpakdi, director-general of the World Trade Organisation, will take a more aggressive approach to chivvy governments into making progress in the stalled Doha world trade talks.

January 24th

Trade Talks Behind Closed Doors

Original Publication Date: 
23 January, 2004
'It is scandalous that trade negotiators meet with big business and ignore demands of the small farmers or indigenous peoples forced off their land by multinational corporations,' said Tony Juniper,

January 22nd

Global Trade Talks 'Could Resume By March'

Original Publication Date: 
21 January, 2004
The endorsements come amid new enthusiasm after a surprise push by Robert Zoellick, US trade representative, to resume negotiations despite US presidential elections, which many saw as a barrier.

January 15th

US Farm Group Rejects Trade Deal

Original Publication Date: 
14 January, 2004
Only 31 per cent of Americans favour subsidies for big farmers, though 77 per cent support subsidies for smaller farms, according to a PIPA / Knowledge Networks poll at the University of Maryland.

December 17th, 2003

General Council Meeting Ends With 'No Breakthrough'

Original Publication Date: 
16 December, 2003
Castillo said the meeting did not represent a breakthrough, and the Round is not yet back on track. But he was happy the members are in a pragmatic mood, ready to work.