Archive - Mar 2005 - Article

March 22nd

G20 and G33 Present Papers on Blue Box and de minimis Support at WTO Agriculture Negotiations

Original Publication Date: 
21 Marzo, 2005
Two groupings of developing countries presented statements on aspects of domestic support when week-long negotiations on agriculture resumed at the WTO on 14 March.

EC and Malaysian Proposals on NAMA

Original Publication Date: 
21 Marzo, 2005
The EC in last week's NAMA negotiations (14th – 18th March 2005) unveiled its ambitious proposal to cut drastically all members' tariffs in order to gain 'real market access.'

UK Steps Into Row Over Trade Rules

Original Publication Date: 
21 Marzo, 2005
A new policy paper from the UK Department for Trade and Industry intervenes in a controversy over proposed economic partnership agreements (EPAs) the EU is negotiating with African, Caribbean and Pacific countries.

WTO Formally Backs Cotton Ruling; U.S. Slams Appellate Body Analysis

Original Publication Date: 
21 Marzo, 2005
The World Trade Organization's Dispute Settlement Body formally adopted March 21 a landmark ruling against U.S. subsidy programs for cotton.

Free Trade Area / US-Thailand Negotiations

Original Publication Date: 
21 Marzo, 2005
Civic groups plan a series of activities to counter the upcoming negotiations on free trade area (FTA) agreement between Thailand and the United States in Pattaya early next month.

WTO Farm Talks Chair Downplays Setback in Securing Tariff Conversion Pact

Original Publication Date: 
21 Marzo, 2005
Completing the tariff conversions is considered by many WTO members as a precondition for negotiations on the tariff formula.

UK says poor will suffer in trade plan

Original Publication Date: 
21 Marzo, 2005
Planned trade deals between the EU and the world's poorest countries must be radically rethought to allow poor nations to liberalise markets at their own pace and in their own time, the UK will demand today.

EC And Malaysian Proposals On NAMA

Original Publication Date: 
21 Marzo, 2005
Among the countries that submitted papers at the WTO’s meeting onNon-agriculture market access (NAMA) last week were the European Communities and Malaysia.

UK steps into row over trade rules

Original Publication Date: 
21 Marzo, 2005
The European Union should not press poor countries to accept rules governing investment, competition and government procurement in return for continued special trade access to European markets.

March 21st

Santos Thumbs Down Bilateral FTA With US

Original Publication Date: 
20 Marzo, 2005
Santos said the Philippines' reliance on trade with the US has gone down because of growing trade with Japan, Greater China and Asean.