Archive - mars 2005

mars 17th

Congressional Opposition Surfaces to Lamy's Candidacy for World Trade Organization Head

Original Publication Date: 
16 March, 2005
There is substantial opposition on Capitol Hill to Lamy's candidacy to succeed Panitchpakdi as head of the WTO.

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.

mars 15th

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.

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.

mars 14th

Plowing Iraq for Profits

Original Publication Date: 
13 March, 2005
Iraq's fragile food sector, battered by decades of war and sanctions, is open for business.

14 Developing Countries Criticize WIPO Patent Treaty Talks

Original Publication Date: 
13 March, 2005
DEVELOPING COUNTRIES OBJECT TO WIPO CONSULTATION PROCESS ON PATENT TREATY TALKS

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.