Archive - Apr 2005 - Article

April 6th

'GATS talks will move only with a ?big leap? in Mode 4'

Original Publication Date: 
5 Aprile, 2005
Developing countries are likely to move forward in the WTO services negotiations only if there is a

Disappointing results for South so far in GATS talks

Original Publication Date: 
5 Aprile, 2005
The services negotiations in the WTO have so far not attained an overall balance of rights and obligations, the increase in developing countries' service exports has been small, and the initial offers by major trading partners has been disappointing for developing countries.(M.Khor)

US supports Lamy for president of WTO

Original Publication Date: 
5 Aprile, 2005
The former French EU commissioner for trade and candidate for the World Trade Organisation

April 5th

Heated discussion as TRIPS and health deadline is missed

Original Publication Date: 
4 Aprile, 2005
The WTO for the second time missed the deadline for concluding a 'permanent solution' to the problem facing countries that have no or inadequate drug manufacturing capacity so that they can have access to affordable medicines.(M.Khor)

Silence on US-Thai FTA broken; 1,500 people said no to FTA

Original Publication Date: 
4 Aprile, 2005
It took over a thousand and five hundred people blowing their whistle for the Thai government to come out and listen to its people.

April 2nd

Indonesia, U.S. revive bilateral trade and investment talks

Original Publication Date: 
1 Aprile, 2005
Indonesia and the United States met and revived bilateral talks on trade and investment here on Friday -- a move that could lead to free trade negotiations between the two countries.