Archive - Apr 2006 - Article

April 28th

Updated: Agriculture talks chairpersons reference papers

Original Publication Date: 
27 Aprile, 2006
The latest is a paper on the special safeguard mechanism, circulated on 26 April.

G-33 Letter to Pascal Lamy and Press Statement

Original Publication Date: 
27 Aprile, 2006
Links to a G-33 Letter to the Chair of the TNC, Pascal Lamy, as well as a Press Statement. Apologies if you have already received this.

US proposal would make SSM useless for developing countries

Original Publication Date: 
27 Aprile, 2006
The United States has submitted its position on a Special Safeguard Mechanism (SSM) in the WTO agriculture negotiations that would provide only a very limited use by developing countries of what they consider to be a crucial mechanism to safeguard against adverse effects of liberalization of their agricultural imports.

April 27th

Oxfam withdraws backing for trade deal talks

Original Publication Date: 
26 Aprile, 2006
Oxfam has abandoned its support for the current talks on a new trade deal, saying Europe and the US have failed to live up to their promises to use trade to cut poverty in the world's poorest countries.

Lamy calls for continuous negotiations as chairs report modalities deadline will be missed

Original Publication Date: 
26 Aprile, 2006
Director-General Pascal Lamy told journalists on 24 April 2006 that 'we may have missed the deadline but we are not in deadlock'. Earlier, in a statement at an informal meeting of heads of delegations, he said that 'genuine and important progress has been made, but not fast enough to allow us to reach agreement on modalities by the end of the month'.

New NAMA Report from Chair including Posible Modalities

Original Publication Date: 
26 Aprile, 2006
Link to the latest progress report from the chair of the NAMA negotiations, Ambassador Stephenson, which includes possible language for modalities.

Appellate Body issues report on EC-US anti-dumping dispute

Original Publication Date: 
26 Aprile, 2006
The Appellate Body, on 18 April 2006, issued its report regarding the case 'United States - Laws, Regulations and Methodology for Calculating Dumping Margins ('Zeroing')' (DS294), which was brought by the European Communities to the WTO.

EU and US rapped over trade talks

Original Publication Date: 
26 Aprile, 2006
The EU's tough negotiating stance could derail talks aimed at liberalising world trade, a group of MPs has warned.

Appellate Body issues report on compliance in softwood lumber dispute

Original Publication Date: 
26 Aprile, 2006
The Appellate Body, on 13 April 2006, issued its report regarding thecompliance panel report in the case 'United States-Investigation of the International Trade Commission in Softwood Lumber from Canada'.

MPs criticise UK EU presidency over trade. WDM says its time to ?tear up the WTO talks?.

Original Publication Date: 
26 Aprile, 2006
The World Development Movement (WDM) today welcomed criticism by the House of Commons International Development Committee (IDC) of the UK's Presidency of the EU on trade issues and called for the collapse of talks at the WTO.