New Zealand is one of eight governments (US, EC, Japan, Australia, Switzerland, South Korea and Taiwan) pushing a scheme that would require all countries, rich and poor, to lock open a minimum number of their services to foreign firms
Despite growing fears that World TradeOrganization protests may be stifled, Hong Kong's foreign domestic helpers' Asian Migrants Coordinating Body has begun 'intensifying' a campaign to mobilize its constituents to protest against deregulation policies.
Martin Khor, TWN Info Service on WTO and Trade Issues (Sept05/10)
Many developing countries have objected to the joint attempt by developed countries to introduce a 'benchmarking approach' or 'complementary multilateral methods' to the services negotiations in the World Trade Organisation.
Martin Khor, TWN Info Service on WTO and Trade Issues (Sept05/11)
This year's WIPO General Assembly, which begins Monday 26 September and will run to 5 October, will have a full agenda, with many decisions to be taken that will have significant effect on the future of the organization.