Archive - Gen 2007

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January 31st

US farm subsidies weigh down efforts to defrost Doha talks

Original Publication Date: 
30 Gennatio, 2007
Enough with the grandstanding: let's get down to the numbers. That was the attitude struck by trade ministers who last weekend pulled the so-called 'Doha round' of trade talks out of semi-retirement for one last shot at the world title.

January 30th

Real progress needed on NTBs and sectorals, says NAMA Chair

Original Publication Date: 
29 Gennatio, 2007
The Chair of the WTO Negotiating Group on Market Access for Non-agricultural Products (NAMA), in his first open-ended consultations of the new year, encouraged members to work harder on  the issues of Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs) and ‘sectorals’.

Expanding the Consensus?

Original Publication Date: 
29 Gennatio, 2007
Trade chiefs from the European Union, Brazil and the United States met yesterday in an effort to convince other World Trade Organization members of the benefits of an emerging understanding on how to approach a final Doha Development Agenda package.

Thai Human Rights Commission attacks FTA with US

Original Publication Date: 
29 Gennatio, 2007
The free trade agreement that Thailand has been negotiating with the United States will violate the human rights of Thai people and affect the country's sovereignty; thus negotiations should not resume until a thorough review of its impact is undertaken.

January 29th

Letter to the editor from AFTINET

Original Publication Date: 
28 Gennatio, 2007
Your editorial is mistaken in its claim that there must be 'more ambitious' offers from developing countries on goods and services in the WTO trade negotiations

Doha revival pledges fall short of the mark

Original Publication Date: 
28 Gennatio, 2007
The US, Europe and other major powers have made only a vague commitment to liberalise global trade, despite encouragement from leaders attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Nath’s offer of room on special products irks farmers

Original Publication Date: 
28 Gennatio, 2007
The issue of special safeguard mechanism (SSM) and special products (SPs) in agriculture has assumed importance in discussions for WTO talks resumption. This was after commerce and industry minister Kamal Nath

January 25th

Demo Held against EU trade rules

Original Publication Date: 
24 Gennatio, 2007
Thousands of demonstrators yesterday paralysed operations of the European Union office in Nairobi accusing the trading bloc of exploiting African Countries.

Just How Good Is Globalization?

Original Publication Date: 
24 Gennatio, 2007
Question Is Pondered By Key Leaders Amid Workers' Worries

The Shaky Political Reality behind the Bush Admin’s New Doha Round False Promises

Original Publication Date: 
24 Gennatio, 2007
As negotiators of some select WTO member nations attend a “Mini-Ministerial” meeting at Davos, it is important to take into consideration several aspects of the current U.S. reality regarding the USTR’s lack of ability to gain Congressional approval for new U.S. offers in the Doha negotiations.