Archive - Dic 15, 2005

Trade ministers look beyond Hong Kong; cotton raises stakes

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14 Dicembre, 2005
Trade ministers struggled to make progress toward a new pact to boost global commerce and faced an immediate challenge from African cotton farmers demanding a deal to cut subsidies.

More finger pointing, less negotiation, as Ministerial gets under way

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14 Dicembre, 2005
No progress seems to have been made in negotiations on market access issues of agriculture, NAMA and services after two days of the Ministerial

'Aid for Trade' is a deceptive ploy and destructive aid

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14 Dicembre, 2005
Press statement on 'Aid for Trade':The Reality of Aid, an international network of more than 80 national and regional networks representing thousands of civil society organizations, calls the US proposal in the WTO ministerial conference to increase funds for the 'aid for trade' program as 'illusory, deceptive, and destructive.'

EU NGOs slam development package of EU

Original Publication Date: 
14 Dicembre, 2005
European NGOs have sharply criticized the EU development package today at the WTO Ministerial Conference in HongKong.

Strong governance of WTO trade aid needed - Egypt

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14 Dicembre, 2005
Dramatic rich country promises to help poor countries expand exports could fail without a change in how billions of dollars in aid are managed, Egyptian Trade Minister Rachid Mohamed Rachid said on Wednesday.

he Sorry Truth of USTR Development Package “Promises”

Original Publication Date: 
14 Dicembre, 2005
a one-page debunking US 'development package'

Rural Women speak against WTO in Hong Kong

Original Publication Date: 
14 Dicembre, 2005
In yesterday's opening of the Asia Pacific Women's Village at Victoria Park, and during the Talanoa event, the voices of Asian women against WTO were consolidated

Water out of the WTO campaign launched in Hong Kong

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14 Dicembre, 2005
With representatives from every continent, the campaign

The empty promises of US and EU 'development package'

Original Publication Date: 
14 Dicembre, 2005
The U.S. and EU are attempting to put a 'development spin' at the Hong Kong WTO Ministerial in announcing a 'development package' comprising of aid for trade, non-binding duty free market access for Least Developing Countries and a few other items.

Poor countries flex muscles at WTO talks

Original Publication Date: 
14 Dicembre, 2005
Global trade talks were confronted with growing pressure from poorer countries, with African cotton producers and Latin American banana exporters leading the charge for fairer treatment.