Archive - 2007

March 29th

713 Labor, Farm, Environmental, Other Groups Tell Democratic Leadership: More Fast Track for Pres. Bush is Absolutely Unacceptable

Original Publication Date: 
28 March, 2007
Widespread Opposition to Fast Track Weighs on Administration Consideration of Recent Democratic Ways and Means Proposal to ‘Fix” Free Trade Pacts

TWN Analysis on the Proposed Malaysia-US FTA

Original Publication Date: 
28 March, 2007
Third World Network (TWN) prepares an analysis on the Malaysia-US FTA looking at the implications of the agreement on the various economic sectors in Malaysia as well as on the society as a whole.

March 28th

Farmers against patenting of seeds

Original Publication Date: 
21 March, 2007

Indian farmers have joined hands with their counterparts in Europe and Latin America to protest against patenting of seeds and life forms.

NEW DELHI, MAR 27:

Full Tanks at the Cost of Empty Stomachs: The Expansion of the Sugarcane Industry in Latin America

Original Publication Date: 
27 March, 2007
We, representatives of organizations and social movements of Brasil, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Colombia, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic, gathered at a forum on the expansion of the sugarcane industry in Latin America, declare that:

March 27th

G33 Ministers reiterate commitment to SP, agree on revised indicators

Original Publication Date: 
26 March, 2007
The Group of 33 (G33) developing countries concluded their Ministerial meeting here Wednesday with a communique outlining their continued commitment to Special Products and Special Safeguard Mechanism (SP/SSM) in the WTO's Doha agriculture negotiations, and agreeing on a revised list of indicators for the selection of Special Products.

March 26th

Not import liberalisation, but justified protection needed for farm sector

Original Publication Date: 
25 March, 2007
Reduction in tariff protection in South Asian agriculture has been the primary cause of import surge, leading to fall in employment in farm activities, lowering of returns to farmers and increased levels of poverty in rural areas.

Developing nations oppose Lamy’s idea

Original Publication Date: 
25 March, 2007
WTO director-general, Pascal Lamy

Uncertainty engulfs US trade policy

Original Publication Date: 
25 March, 2007
From the corridors of power in Washington this week it will be possible to look out at a transient moment of simple beauty as 3,700 cherry blossom trees donated to the city by Tokyo flower for a mere seven days.

March 23rd

Debunking Five Myths About the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA)

Original Publication Date: 
22 March, 2007
Over the next two weeks, Korean and U.S. trade negotiators plan to meet behind closed doors with hopes of reaching an agreement on the KorUS FTA before March 31 deadline.

March 22nd

G-33 Spells Out ‘SP’, ‘SSM’ Terms

Original Publication Date: 
21 March, 2007
Trade ministers of the Group-of-33 developing-country coalition - which is seeking enhanced flexibilities for 'special products' and a 'special safeguard mechanism' in the Doha Development Agenda farm trade negotiations - repeated yesterday the negotiating mandate on 'special products' does not require developing countries to provide any compensation including through tariff-quota commitments