Archive - 2006

octobre 14th

Additional evidence that the poorest DCs would lose from the Doha Round

Original Publication Date: 
13 October, 2006
Here are additional pieces of evidence that the current Doha Round negotiations would be detrimental to DCs, particularly the poorest ones, those in Sub-Saharan Africa. They complement the four references already circulated by War on want for the Westminster Hall Debate on World Trade of 12 October 2006.

octobre 13th

Overview of bilateral free trade and investment agreements

Original Publication Date: 
12 October, 2006
This 22-page document gives a general overview of free trade agreements (FTAs) and bilateral investment treaties (BITs) that have been signed or are being negotiated all over the world.

Final GMO panel limits application of MEAs in future WTO disputes

Original Publication Date: 
12 October, 2006
The final World Trade Organization panel ruling on the European Union's moratorium on approvals of products with genetically modified organisms contains findings that will likely limit the extent to which future WTO panels will consider multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs), according to private-sector sources.

India, EU Work Toward Trade Pact - Bid for Agreement by 2009 Underlines Bilateral Focus In Wake of Doha Collapse

Original Publication Date: 
12 October, 2006
The European Union and India stepped up free-trade negotiations that could one day link two of the world's biggest markets. Both sides said they hope to complete a deal by early 2009.

octobre 12th

Small Nations' Doubts About EU Get Bigger

Original Publication Date: 
11 October, 2006
BRUSSELS, Oct 12 (IPS) - A proposal by Senegalese Trade Minister Mamadou Diop to postpone the 2008 deadline for signing trade agreements with the European Union found much support at a meeting here Thursday.

Report 10 on UNCTAD meetings: UNCTAD Board adopts Mid-Term Review Outcome

Original Publication Date: 
11 October, 2006
The UN Conference on Trade and Development's Trade and Development Board concluded on 10 October the final leg of the organisation's Mid-Term Review.

Report 9 on UNCTAD meetings: Reform process must revitalize UNCTAD

Original Publication Date: 
11 October, 2006
Other developing countries such as Pakistan, the Philippines, Indonesia and Iran that took the floor at the meeting also articulated their grand visions for UNCTAD in being the key institution and focal point within the UN system in addressing the challenges of globalization, especially in the area of trade, finance and development.

Report 8 of UNCTAD meetings: Kenyan Minister warns against bilateral trade deals

Original Publication Date: 
11 October, 2006
The Kenyan Trade Minister, Mukhisha Kituyi,

Impacts of resuming the Doha Round of WTO trade talks

Original Publication Date: 
11 October, 2006
The following quotes are taken from recent academic analysis of the estimated gains and losses from restarting the Doha Round of WTO negotiations, including the EU

octobre 11th

Japan-RP economic pact brings dubious gain

Original Publication Date: 
10 October, 2006
The agreement is biased towards the more powerful Japanese economic interests, so how can JPEPA be positive for the Philippines in terms of trade and investment?