Archive - mars 2005

mars 17th

G-20 Ready To Seek Five-Year Deadline For Elimination Of Farm Export Subsidies

Original Publication Date: 
16 March, 2005
The G-20 emerged as a powerful alliance for developing countries prior to the WTO's 2003 ministerial conference in Cancun, Mexico.

China Seeks Talks With United States, EU On Textiles, Urges Patience With Surges

Original Publication Date: 
16 March, 2005
China hopes to hold talks with the United States and European Union over the surge in exports of textiles and apparel to those markets since the Jan. 1 lifting of quotas, a leading Chinese textile industry representative has said.

mars 15th

IATP Congressional Testimony on DR-CAFTA And Sugar

Original Publication Date: 
14 March, 2005
Testimony of RD Olson of IATP against Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement before a congressional field hearing on March 5, 2005.

Paper on NAMA Negotiations by B.L. Das

Original Publication Date: 
14 March, 2005
BL Das' paper stresses that the developing countries should take a negotiating position that retains their present flexibilities in determining tariff policy that enables them to undertake industrial development.

Paper On NAMA Negotiations By B.L. DAS

Original Publication Date: 
14 March, 2005
Tariffs: A part of current rights...tariff negotiations are not about compensation for past gains or losses; they are future-oriented and are based on the perception of future gains and opportunities.

mars 14th

Ag and NAMA Market Access

Original Publication Date: 
13 March, 2005
Once there is satisfactory movement in agricultural market access - when Brussels agrees to a modest outcome - then the major developing countries will have to come forward with substantial nonagricultural access offers, WTD was told.

14 Developing Countries Criticize WIPO Patent Treaty Talks

Original Publication Date: 
13 March, 2005
a report on the controversy over a consultation meeting organised by the WIPO secretariat on in Casablanca on 16 February

‘Friends' NAMA Formula

Original Publication Date: 
13 March, 2005
'We wanted a much more ambitious framework, but the US has already set the ground by suggesting its dual-coefficient ‘Swiss' formula and the EU and Norway with their credit-based approach, a key member of the 'Friends' group told WTD.

Ag and NAMA Market Access

Original Publication Date: 
13 March, 2005
Success of even a modest outcome of the market access pillar in the ongoing farm trade negotiations as well as nonagricultural market access will depend largely on the European Union.

'Friends' NAMA Formula

Original Publication Date: 
13 March, 2005
The 'Friends of Ambition' in Doha market access negotiations for industrials converged last week around a 'Swiss' tariff-cutting formula.