Archive - Mar 2005 - Article

March 22nd

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.

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.

March 21st

Developed Countries Advocate Steep Cuts in NAMA Tariffs

Original Publication Date: 
20 Marzo, 2005
Several developed countries have intensified their advocacy in the WTO for a simple Swiss or non-linear formula that would result in steep tariff reductions in imports of industrial goods in developing countries.