Archive - 2003

June 17th

WTO Symposium Debates Investment Issue

Original Publication Date: 
16 Giugno, 2003
Several NGO representatives analysed what they called the 'myths' surrounding the proposed investment agreement in the WTO, and called for Ministers to decide against negotiating an agreement.

June 13th

Investment Working Group Meeting Illustrates Modalities Split

Original Publication Date: 
12 Giugno, 2003
On modalities, members are split into two camps with developed and developing countries pushing for vastly different approaches.

June 12th

European Parliament Hearing Discusses Singapore Issues

Original Publication Date: 
11 Giugno, 2003
European Trade Commissioner Mr. Pascal Lamy has insisted that the Singapore issues is part of the single undertaking agreed to at the WTO's Doha Ministerial Conference.

Last WTO 'Mini-Ministerial' Meeting Before Cancun Set for July 28-30 in Montreal

Original Publication Date: 
11 Giugno, 2003
Progress on market access has been highlighted as one of the principal negotiating objectives of the United States, along with agricultural reform.

WTO Director's Invitation Declined And 'Business Advisory Body' Blasted

Original Publication Date: 
11 Giugno, 2003
'This Business Advisory Body process could worsen rather than improve the WTO's endemic problems with secrecy, internally or with civil society,' said Navarro.

June 11th

The Stalemate in the WTO

Original Publication Date: 
10 Giugno, 2003
The US and the Cairns Group consider its proposed tariff reductions too shallow while the European Union and Japan see them as to deep.

Many Developing Countries Don't Want To Start Investment Negotiations

Original Publication Date: 
10 Giugno, 2003
Many developing countries at the WGTI meeting also said they could not agree with the proposition that the clarification process in the WGTI is complete.

June 9th

Behind US Challenge Of Europe On GMOs

Original Publication Date: 
8 Giugno, 2003
The Bush Administration has touted the action as the salvation of starving people and a defense of U.S. farmers.

June 7th

Paragraph 6 Negotiations: No End In Sight

Original Publication Date: 
6 Giugno, 2003
The TRIPS Council meeting on June 4-6, in its last formal session before the Cancun Ministerial Conference in September, did not make progress towards agreement on a solution for the Paragraph 6 problem.

June 5th

India Readies Plan For WTO Dialogue

Original Publication Date: 
4 Giugno, 2003
Under the service negotiations, India has already made its offer to 62 countries, of which 25 have responded including the United States and European Union, the sources said.