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Filipino workers should not only intensify their call for a wage hike but also pressure the Arroyo government to advance the interests of local industries amid ongoing negotiations for the non-agricultural market access (NAMA) at the World Trade Organization (WTO).
The chairman of the World Trade Organization's negotiating group on services said April 27 he will hold informal discussions with member governments in order to sound out ideas on how to jump-start the stalled Doha Round services talks.
TWN Info Service on WTO and Trade Issues (Apr05/10)
At a recent informal meeting at the WTO, it was announced that there are three remaining candidates for the post of the WTO Director General, and that a second round of consultations will take place.(M.Khor)
The agriculture negotiations at the WTO hit a snag lastweek when the formal meeting had to be suspended over a 'misunderstanding' on what seemed to have been an agreement on how to treat the issue of converting non-ad valorem duties into ad valorem equivalents (AVEs).(M. Khor)
A group of non-governmental organizations staged a rally on Monday in front of the ministry of Trade and the State Palace to demand that the government ban the import of staple agricultural products and protect local farmers with subsidies and tariffs.