Archive - Giu 2006 - Article

June 30th

WTO Mini-Ministerial becomes "Waiting for America"

Original Publication Date: 
29 Giugno, 2006
The first day of the WTO 'mini-Ministerial' turned out to be a kind of 'Waiting for America' process as delegations and media in one meeting after another waited for the United States to proclaim on whether it was willing to improve its offer to cut agricultural domestic support.

Sticking to Positions

Original Publication Date: 
29 Giugno, 2006
Doha Development Agenda key players the United States, the European Union, Brazil, India and the Group-of-10 defensive coalition stuck tight to their positions yesterday on Doha Development Agenda agriculture and nonagricultural market access

Mr. Lamy’s Failed ‘20-20-20' Formula

Original Publication Date: 
29 Giugno, 2006
World Trade Organization chief Pascal Lamy

A Split EU

Original Publication Date: 
29 Giugno, 2006
France, Ireland, Italy and Portugal yesterday strongly opposed any move by the European Union

No Breakthroughs On Doha, But U.S. Officials Still Hopeful

Original Publication Date: 
29 Giugno, 2006
U.S. trade negotiators appear to have made no breakthroughs in the bilateral meetings leading up to the formal World Trade Organization's Doha round negotiating sessions scheduled to begin today in Geneva

Geneva Talks Could Break Early As U.S. Shows No Flexibility

Original Publication Date: 
29 Giugno, 2006
Within a day of starting their negotiations, ministers today (June 30) raised significant doubts about how much progress they could make on developing modalities for agriculture and non-agricultural market access this week.

As Ministerial starts, the question is “Who will move first?”

Original Publication Date: 
29 Giugno, 2006
As various WTO groupings held their own meetings on Thursday to plan ahead of the mini-Ministerial Green Room the next day, and as some Ministers gave their previews to the media, the question being asked by delegates and observers alike is “Who will move first, or will no one move at all?”

WTO TRIPs Proposal Would Address Biopiracy

Original Publication Date: 
29 Giugno, 2006
Poor countries want new rules for the WTO's intellectual property agreement that would protect their biological resources and traditional knowledge

Crossing Swords With the EU

Original Publication Date: 
29 Giugno, 2006
New US Trade Representative Susan Schwab crossed swords with her European Union counterpart over Brussels

June 29th

WTO must reform to stop rich countries' underhand tactics

Original Publication Date: 
28 Giugno, 2006
Threats, deception and manipulation are among the negotiating tactics used by rich countries in the current round of trade talks reveals a new report, The Doha Deception Round: How the US and EU cheated developing countries at the WTO Hong Kong Ministerial, launched today by ActionAid.