Archive

January 26th

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.

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).

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: 
22 April, 2009
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.

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.

December 15th

Groups Say Why WTO Should Stay Out Of Food And Agriculture

Original Publication Date: 
14 December, 2003
The social movements state that current liberalisation policies focus on increasing exports that satisfy the needs of corporations and threaten the livelihoods of the poorest.

WTO General Council Convenes, With Little Progress And Wide Gaps

Original Publication Date: 
14 December, 2003
'We have witnessed little real negotiation, gaps remain wide and there does not seem to be a sense of urgency,' the chairman, Carlos Perez del Castillo, told the meeting.

November 29th

WTO Agriculture Negotiations: 'Derbez Text' Increases Trade Distortions, More Special Treatment for US and EU!

Original Publication Date: 
28 November, 2003
'Derbez Text' Increases Trade Distortions, More Special Treatment for US and EU!