Archive - oct. 2005

octobre 31st

EU agriculture proposal shifts burden to Developing Countries in NAMA and Services

Original Publication Date: 
30 October, 2005
The European Union on Friday 28 October afternoon presented a new proposal on agriculture which also contains its demands on other areas, especially services and non agricultural market access.

Open Invitation: Asian Movements? Strategy Meeting against WTO Hong Kong Ministerial Meeting

Original Publication Date: 
30 October, 2005
Korean movements have designated 13th to 19th November to be a week of action against APEC, with a people

Services: Developing Countries jointly object to 'targets' in Ministerial draft; and attack EU paper

Original Publication Date: 
30 October, 2005
Fourteen developing countries have issued a joint paper during the services negotiations at the WTO objecting to having any reference to 'targets' as an negotiating approach in the services text of the Ministerial Declaration for the forthcoming WTO conference in Hong Kong.

octobre 29th

WTO Clears Saudi Arabia's Entry

Original Publication Date: 
28 October, 2005
Saudi Arabia was given a green light on Friday to join the World Trade Organization, in time to participate in December's crucial ministerial summit in Hong Kong

The great GATS scandal

Original Publication Date: 
28 October, 2005
The latest maneuvers in the WTO vis a vis the GATS to torpedo its more development friendly elements is extremely worrying. This is an article on how this has been orchestrated, the opposition from developing countries, and the implications of the draft Ministerial text (26 October) for developing countries which the Chair has released.

octobre 28th

EU tables new offer in Doha World Trade talks; calls for immediate movement on services and industrial goods

Original Publication Date: 
27 October, 2005
EU has tabled new proposals on agriculture and other areas of the DDA trade talks to its negotiating partners in the 'Five Interested Parties' (FIPs).

LDCs request exemption from TRIPS for another 15 years

Original Publication Date: 
27 October, 2005
The least developed countries in the WTO have made a request to the TRIPS Council to extend the transitional period for their implementing the TRIPS Agreement for a further 15 years after the present transition period expires at the end of this year.

No Negotiation Without Ag Market Access

Original Publication Date: 
27 October, 2005
A ranking US trade officials reassured US senators that nothing will move ahead in the ongoing Doha Development Agenda trade negotiations until the European Union presents an acceptable offer on agricultural market access

Chirac signals France would block trade talks

Original Publication Date: 
27 October, 2005
President Jacques Chirac of France broke with the rest of the Union and said he was prepared to block world trade talks. Chirac's intervention came as the European Commission was due Friday to make a new offer to break the deadlock on world trade negotiations.

New EU Proposal on the WTO negotiations

Original Publication Date: 
27 October, 2005
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