Archive - Nov 2005

November 30th

No Numbers in HK Drafts

Original Publication Date: 
29 Novembre, 2005
Key members of the World Trade Organization decided yesterday that trade ministers meeting in Hong Kong in mid-December should not be required to make decisions related to formula 'numbers' in either the agriculture or nonagricultural market access texts and instead focus on some questions on how the negotiations should proceed

S Korean Farmers to Stage Peaceful Protest at Wto Gathering

Original Publication Date: 
29 Novembre, 2005
A group of South Korean farmers plan to stage peaceful protests at next month's ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization's (WTO) to be held in Hong Kong, an official for the group said Tuesday.

Press Release: Text for Hong Kong favors rich countries

Original Publication Date: 
29 Novembre, 2005

Nairobi

(WTO) Ministerial Conference to be held in Hong Kong on 13-18th December was issued on Saturday 26th November. The text was presented by the WTO Director General Pascal Lamy and the General Council chair.

ASEAN countries' amendments?to draft Ministerial text on services

Original Publication Date: 
29 Novembre, 2005
A group of ASEAN countries - Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam, Thailand and the Philippines - has officially submitted their substantive amendments to the Services annex of the Draft Ministerial Text to the WTO.

Mandelson: 'I don't believe in a free market in agriculture'

Original Publication Date: 
29 Novembre, 2005
European Union Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson said yesterday the EU wasn't prepared to accept 'extravagant demands' from trade partners who want further tariff reductions before a world trade summit next month

November 29th

EU finds trade trouble on all sides

Original Publication Date: 
28 Novembre, 2005
The European Union hoped to raise its credibility in world trade talks by agreeing to reform its trading regime for sugar and bananas. Instead, the move's consequences for some of the world's poorest countries are threatening to add further discord at next month's Hong Kong ministerial meeting on the Doha round.

Critique of the draft ministerial text for the WTO's Hong Kong conference

Original Publication Date: 
28 Novembre, 2005
Although there is this categorization into three states of convergence

Appellate body issues report on rice dispute

Original Publication Date: 
28 Novembre, 2005
The Appellate Body issued its Report regarding the complaint of the United States against Mexico

Ag, NAMA and S&DT Issues for HK

Original Publication Date: 
28 Novembre, 2005
Agriculture, nonagricultural market access and Special and Differential Treatment for developing countries will be the most difficult issues for trade ministers to tackle at the upcoming Hong Kong ministerial, said World Trade Organization Director General Pascal Lamy

Poorest countries given more time to apply intellectual property rules

Original Publication Date: 
28 Novembre, 2005
Least-developed countries have been given an extension until 1 July 2013 to provide protection for trademarks, copyright, patents and other intellectual property