Archive - Mar 2005 - Article

March 22nd

Free Trade Area / US-Thailand Negotiations

Original Publication Date: 
21 Marzo, 2005
The negotiations have attracted strong opposition and raised concern among many Thai social advocates, trade union and NGO activists, as well as academics and armers.

G-20 Ask Developed Nations to Eliminate Agriculture Export Subsidies in Five Years

Original Publication Date: 
21 Marzo, 2005
Indian Minister of Commerce and Industry Kamal Nath said developing countries are alarmed at the 'enormity of farm subsidies in rich countries, which creates artificial prices.

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.

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.

March 21st

G20 Ministerial meeting ends with Declaration

Original Publication Date: 
20 Marzo, 2005
The Ministerial meeting of the Group of 20 developing countries concluded with the adoption of a Declaration and a press briefing in which Ministers from participating countries took part.