Archive - oct. 20, 2005

No Breakthrough in Geneva

Original Publication Date: 
19 October, 2005
Chief trade ministers of the 'Five Interested Parties' the United States, the European Union, Australia, Brazil and India yesterday failed to 'break the ice' in the difficult market access area of the ongoing Doha Development Agenda agricultural trade negotiations

An LDC 'Smokescreen' in Geneva

Original Publication Date: 
19 October, 2005
Brazil's external relations minister and chief trade negotiator Celso Amorim yesterday warned against creating a 'smokescreen' in the Doha Development Agenda trade negotiations

Time Is Running Out for 'Cotton' Initiative

Original Publication Date: 
19 October, 2005
Trade ministers of Mali and Chad yesterday warned that time is running out for a much-promised 'cotton' initative

Ag Talks: African and Caribbean Delegates Angered by US Package Portrayed as “Progress”

Original Publication Date: 
19 October, 2005

EU proposes globalisation 'shock absorber' fund

Original Publication Date: 
19 October, 2005
The European Commission called for the EU to set up a half-billion-euro globalisation 'shock absorber' fund to cushion the impact of painful restructuring efforts in Europe.