Archive - Feb 2007

Date

February 28th

New IATP Paper: “The Guessing Game: how will the U.S. play agriculture trade in 2007?”

Original Publication Date: 
27 February, 2007
In a new paper, IATP explores the internal politics of U.S. agriculture to help uncover how the U.S. will play agriculture in 2007.

US Bends a Little on Commodity Caps

Original Publication Date: 
27 February, 2007
The United States indicated it will consider a combined cap on 'amber box' and 'blue box' domestic payments for commodity-specific subsidy payments that would specify the maximum amount that Washington could spend at any given period of time.

February 26th

Opening up of agri markets may harm developing nations

Original Publication Date: 
25 February, 2007
WTO director general Pascal Lamy recently admitted that US, the European Union and India are close to a compromise that would break the deadlock in WTO negotiations.

Very Quiet Talks In London

Original Publication Date: 
25 February, 2007
The United States refused to tip its hand on what more it will offer to negotiators at the Doha Development Agenda on agricultural domestic spending during a nearly week-long high-level session in London last week with the European Union, India, Brazil and Japan.

February 25th

Militant farmers launch Operation Pinta (OP) to JUNK WTO

Original Publication Date: 
24 February, 2007
The militant Asian Peasant Coalition (APC) and the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) conducted an Operation Pinta (OP) in front of the Department of Agriculture (DA) to call for the junking of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

February 24th

In Indonesia, Lamy faces protesters suspicious of his "SP mission"

Original Publication Date: 
23 February, 2007
The WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy has been facing demonstrations by farmers and NGOs concerned that his visit to Indonesia is aimed at getting the government to dilute the "food security" demands of the Group of 33 in the WTO's Doha negotiations.

February 23rd

NGOs accuse Lamy of pressuring govt

Original Publication Date: 
22 February, 2007
Peasant groups have accused visiting World Trade Organization chief Pascal Lamy of trying to pressure the Philippine government to change its position on delayed global trade talks.

Indonesia's move on bird flu samples highlights key access issues

Original Publication Date: 
22 February, 2007
The reluctance of Indonesia to freely provide bird flu samples to the World Health Organisation because of the fear that commercial companies would obtain them to develop patented products is understandable, since samples of other viruses given to WHO have previously been used by corporations to obtain patents

Indonesia to share bird-flu samples only if there is new system

Original Publication Date: 
22 February, 2007
The Indonesian Health Minister, Siti Fadilah Supari, has maintained that Indonesia will continue withholding its bird flu virus samples from foreign laboratories until there is a new global mechanism for virus sharing that has better terms for developing countries.

Around the Globe

Original Publication Date: 
22 February, 2007
The US, European Union and India are close to a compromise that would allow the Doha global trade negotiations to resume, World Trade Organization chief Pascal Lamy said Wednesday according to a Dow Jones news service report from Jakarta