Archive - 2007

March 20th

“Mr. Lamy, Our SP/SSM is Non-negotiable and Can Not Be Compromised”

Original Publication Date: 
19 March, 2007
Please find IGJ statement that we addressed today in the dialog session between CSO and G-33 delegation during the lunch session from 13.00 to 14.30. Today is the SOM meeting, and tomorrow is the ministerial meeting where Lamy and Mandelsohn will come.

End-Feb meeting shows no breakthrough in NAMA talks

Original Publication Date: 
19 March, 2007
Small group consultations on Market Access for Non-Agricultural Products (NAMA) have not produced any breakthrough, and members continue to maintain a cautious stance, insisting that there should be movement first in agriculture, the Chair of the NAMA talks, Ambassador Don Stephenson of Canada, reported on 26 February.

Trade: Concerns raised at WTO over EC's agriculture tariffs

Original Publication Date: 
19 March, 2007
Despite an increase in the exposure of farmers to world market signals due to the implementation of the 2003 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), agriculture remained protected by a complex tariff structure, high tariffs, tariff quotas (with unfilled quotas), and benefited from high levels of domestic support and export subsidies.

No agreement on NAMA tariff cuts at WTO

Original Publication Date: 
19 March, 2007
Another week (26 Feb to 2 March) of negotiations at the WTO on market access for non-agricultural products (NAMA) ended with no discussions on the key issue of tariff cuts.

March 18th

WTO Muddles?Its Way?Towards?Multilateralising Possible G4 Deal?

Original Publication Date: 
17 March, 2007
As G4 (US, EU, Brazil and India) negotiations take the front seat at the WTO, leaving the other members completely clueless on the specifics of their negotiations

March 15th

Delhi not bound by any deadline on WTO talks: Nath

Original Publication Date: 
14 March, 2007
India's prime minister called on developed countries yesterday to make bigger farm subsidy cuts to ensure the success of the Doha round of world trade talks.

March 14th

Chance of a Doha breakthough ‘remote’

Original Publication Date: 
13 March, 2007
The prospects of any decisive breakthrough in the Doha Round of world trade talks this year are remote, says French Trade Minister Christine Lagarde.

About 200 in protest over Malaysia-US free trade deal

Original Publication Date: 
13 March, 2007
About 200 people opposed to a free trade agreement (FTA) with the United States gathered for a rare protest outside the Malaysian prime minister's office Wednesday

About 200 in protest over Malaysia-US free trade deal

Original Publication Date: 
13 March, 2007
About 200 people opposed to a free trade agreement (FTA) with the United States gathered for a rare protest outside the Malaysian prime minister's office Wednesday, demonstrators said.

March 12th

Asia’s Rice Under Threat!

Original Publication Date: 
11 March, 2007
Rice faces its greatest threat yet. The region was once the centre of thousands of rice varieties developed and nurtured through the innovative wisdom and experimentation of small peasant farmers.