Archive - Nov 2005

November 18th

November 17th

EU rounds on critics over stalled WTO talks

Original Publication Date: 
16 Novembre, 2005
The European Union rounded on critics of its hardline stance on farm aid in embattled world trade talks, saying they should spend less time 'finger-pointing' and more effort seeking compromise.

November 16th

State of NAMA negotiations 'bad and confusing', according to chairman

Original Publication Date: 
15 Novembre, 2005
The state of negotiations in the WTO on non-agricultural market access (NAMA) is 'bad' and the picture is becoming more confused, according to the chairperson of the NAMA negotiating group.

17 ways the European Commission is pushing trade liberalization on poor countries

Original Publication Date: 
15 Novembre, 2005
In the run-up to the World Trade Organisation meeting in Hong Kong in December, the European Union is leading a big push to deepen

United States Ratchets Down Expectations For WTO Ministerial Meeting in December

Original Publication Date: 
15 Novembre, 2005
Bliss said that the administration continues to be 'mindful' of congressional 'sensitivities' concerning calls by India and other developing countries for agreement in the WTO on facilitating the temporary cross-border movement of professional personnel--known as Mode 4--and that the United States has no plans to propose any new initiative in the area.

Taiwan Premier Vows to Protect Farming Interests in Wto Meeting

Original Publication Date: 
15 Novembre, 2005
Taiwan farmers' interests must be protected and this will be the top priority of a national delegation taking part in a World Trade Organization (WTO) Doha round ministerial-level meeting next month in Hong Kong, Premier Frank Hsieh said Tuesday.

10 years of the WTO: End of an illusion

Call to action: HONG KONG MINISTERIAL. Issued by the WTO Wirodhi Bharatiya Jan Abhiyan.

November 15th

APEC blames Europe for trade deadlock, calls urgent meeting

Original Publication Date: 
14 Novembre, 2005
Asia-Pacific nations blamed the European Union for the gridlock in global trade talks as they called an urgent meeting to rescue next month's World Trade Organisation forum in Hong Kong.

US, EU need to 'go further' on agriculture: Blair

Original Publication Date: 
14 Novembre, 2005
British Prime Minister Tony Blair urged the United States and the European Union to 'go further' on agriculture to make a success of next month's World Trade Organisation (WTO) meeting in Hong Kong.

November 14th

Violent Korean farmers granted voice at Hong Kong WTO meet

Original Publication Date: 
13 Novembre, 2005
A militant Korean farmers' group, considered among the world's most violent anti-globalisation groups, has been granted a permit for an upcoming trade summit in Hong Kong, an official website revealed.