Archive - Apr 2006 - Article

April 28th

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.

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.

April 27th

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.

Dumping of EU Meat / Dumping total de la viande de l'UE

Original Publication Date: 
26 Aprile, 2006
Link to a new paper from Jacques Berthelot calculating the extent of EU dumping of meat.

Agriculture negotiations - Chairperson's reference papers for 18-21 April 2006

Original Publication Date: 
26 Aprile, 2006
In early April 2006, Ambassador Crawford Falconer, chairperson of the agriculture negotiations, circulated a set of reference papers for the last week of agriculture negotiations before the 30 April deadline for 'modalities'.

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'.