Archive - Giu 2005 - Article

June 30th

Trade Pacts to the South Losing Appeal

Original Publication Date: 
29 Giugno, 2005
An ambitious American plan for a hemisphere-wide trade pact is mired in disputes that have led to widespread skepticism about its chances of ever materializing.

June 28th

Controversial 'benchmarking' idea to dominate GATS talks?

Original Publication Date: 
27 Giugno, 2005
It is still not clear what exactly the proponents of 'benchmarking' are proposing. However, many developing countries have been sceptical about the concept, believingthat it is being used as an instrument to oblige them to open up more of their servicessectors and in more ways than they would otherwise like.(M.Khor)

June 27th

Geneva Update

Original Publication Date: 
26 Giugno, 2005
This is the June 27, 2005 issue of Geneva Update, titled 'Formula one Racing: Who's going to win the Grand Prix?'

Services Still At a Standstill in Geneva

Original Publication Date: 
26 Giugno, 2005
A 'brain-storming' session on Friday among nine key members of the World Trade Organization to set quantitative benchmarks in the sluggish Doha Development Agenda services negotiations has failed to bring about convergence

Focus on Trade, Number 110, June 2005

Original Publication Date: 
26 Giugno, 2005
June 2005 issue of Focus on Trade

Civil society groups voice concerns over GATS talks at WTO

Original Publication Date: 
26 Giugno, 2005
More than 160 civil society organizations from around the world sent a letter to WTO ambassadors in Geneva Thursday expressing their deep concerns regarding the current round of negotiations on the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), which is part of the 'single undertaking'under the July 2004 Framework

June 26th

Civil Society Statement to the Trade Experts Meeting preparing for the Meeting of the Ministers Responsible for Trade in Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Livingstone, Zambia, 25 June 2005

Original Publication Date: 
25 Giugno, 2005
Civil Society Statement to the Trade experts meeting preparing for the meeting of the ministers responsible for trade in LDCs

June 25th

Key ?building blocks? for disciplines at the end of the implementation period

Original Publication Date: 
24 Giugno, 2005
EC proposal on food aid presented at a Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) in Divonne on 18th June 2005

Divisions continue at WIPO patents committee meeting

Original Publication Date: 
24 Giugno, 2005
Divisions continue at WIPO patents committee meeting of the WIPO Standing Committee on Patents, held on 1-2 June 2005.

Trade: WTO members discuss 'tiered' tariff cuts in agriculture

Original Publication Date: 
24 Giugno, 2005
Agriculture negotiations resumed in the WTO from 30 May to 3 June, with members engaging since 30 May on issues relating to market access for the first time after an understanding was reached earlier this month among the major countries on the conversion of non ad valorem duties to ad valorem equivalents.