Archive

August 23rd, 2004

India Sold Out To West At WTO: Pawar

Original Publication Date: 
22 August, 2004
The Agriculture Ministry has prepared a note for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that says the WTO framework agreement that Commerce Minister Kamal Nath signed in Geneva last month was a sell-out.

August 8th

NGOs Condemn US Shrimp Duties On Vietnam

Original Publication Date: 
7 August, 2004
'U.S. duties on shrimp will devastate Vietnam's economy and the country's ability to improve the Lives of its people,' -Dr. Ramesh Khadka

July 27th

Flawed July Framework Must be Rejected

Original Publication Date: 
26 July, 2004
There is only one thing that developing country governments can do with he proposed July framework: dump it.

Africa Group Proposes Changes To NAMA Annex

Original Publication Date: 
26 July, 2004
The Africa Group has submitted proposals to amend Annex B on non agriculture market access (NAMA) in the draft 'July package'.

Africa Group Proposes Changes To NAMA Annex

Original Publication Date: 
26 July, 2004
Africa Group Proposes Changes To NAMA Annex

July 26th

Diverse Positions On Agriculture In The Recent Negotiations

Original Publication Date: 
25 July, 2004
As on the night of Monday 26 July, many delegations have reported that in their view there are still many deep differences among members and major groupings, and no breakthrough in the talks.

July 20th

Developing Countries' Initial Responses To The Draft July Package

Original Publication Date: 
19 July, 2004
Ambassador Matthew Nwagwu of Nigeria, speaking on behalf of the Africa Group, said the Group expects an all inclusive and transparent process in further work on the draft.

Sugar: CPE Proposes A Different Reform For A Responsible And Sustainable Sugar Production

Original Publication Date: 
19 July, 2004
The reform proposed by the European Commission is not the one the European Farmers Coordination and the countries of the South need.

Framework For Modalities Or 'Platform' For Future Careers?

Original Publication Date: 
19 July, 2004
The WTO has set itself an end-July deadline for a framework package to relaunch the negotiations, and an attempt to rush through the Oshima-Supachai package.

July 19th

WTO July Package: A Pared Down Agenda Still Full Of Controversy

Original Publication Date: 
18 July, 2004
Although pared down - investment, competition and government procurement have been dropped - the framework is still likely to pose problems for many countries.