Archive - 2007

January 10th

20,000 fishermen, farmers protest against FTA

Original Publication Date: 
9 January, 2007
A signature campaign in Kedah

Developing countries voice concerns at WTO General Council

Original Publication Date: 
9 January, 2007
The importance of respecting the

January 9th

Canada launches WTO case over US subsidies

Original Publication Date: 
8 January, 2007
Canada has launched a dispute at the World Trade Organisation over the use of "trade-distorting" agricultural subsidies by the US.

US, EU Coming Closer on DDA

Original Publication Date: 
8 January, 2007
Washington and Brussels over the last few weeks - including over the weekend - came closer to a common position on agricultural market access and domestic supports that is needed to finally break the deadlock in the long-stalled Doha Development Agenda negotiations

Some Progress in Global Trade Effort

Original Publication Date: 
8 January, 2007
Trade envoys from the United States and Europe said on Monday that they had made progress in resolving differences to break an impasse on global trade negotiations, but they declined to say specifically where the differences had narrowed.

January 8th

Canada Seeks Talks Over Subsidies

Original Publication Date: 
7 January, 2007
Canada has asked the World Trade Organization to start talks between it and the United States about American farm subsidies in general and its support of corn growers in particular.

Mr. Falconer and the Farm Negotiations

Original Publication Date: 
7 January, 2007
As 2007 starts off as a make-or-break year for the languishing Doha Development Agenda trade negotiations, the chair of the current agriculture negotiations - New Zealands Crawford Falconer - feels strongly that a deal is do-able despite many unresolved issues.

January 7th

David and Goliath: argument against the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) between the European Union and the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries

Original Publication Date: 
6 January, 2007
The European Union (EU) hides itself behind the so-called WTO constraints to impose on the poorest countries in the world, the ACP countries (ACPs) in which Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) accounts for 94% of the population, the drastic remedy of a bilateral free trade under the pretext that 34 years of non reciprocal trade preferences did not prevent them from becoming poorer.