Archive - Dic 15, 2005

Trade ministers battle to break WTO deadlock

Original Publication Date: 
14 Dicembre, 2005
Trade ministers from nearly 150 countries will try to break a deadlock in troubled global talks on Thursday, amid U.S. and European sniping over farm subsidies, food aid and measures to help the world's poorest.

Corporations Dominate Trade Panels that Set Global Health Policy: Public Health Groups Sue US Government for Fair & Democratic Representation

Original Publication Date: 
14 Dicembre, 2005
A lawsuit filed today in US Federal District Court by public health and physician groups demands that corporate interests be balanced with public interest representation on US Industry Trade Advisory Committees (ITACs) that advise the US Trade Representative (USTR) on trade policies affecting public health

Poor nations leery of U.S. 'aid for trade'

Original Publication Date: 
14 Dicembre, 2005
When U.S. and European delegates at the global trade talks here say they're working hard to help the poorest countries climb the ladder of wealth, it's hard to take them at their word.

La OMC en Hong Kong: ni EU, UE o G-20, sino todo lo contrario

Original Publication Date: 
14 Dicembre, 2005
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Trade ministers look beyond Hong Kong; cotton raises stakes

Original Publication Date: 
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

Original Publication Date: 
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

Original Publication Date: 
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

Original Publication Date: 
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'