Archive - 2006 - Article

November 2nd

Clash in TRIPS Council on IPR enforcement issue

Original Publication Date: 
1 November, 2006
Many developing countries have opposed another attempt by the European Union and other developed countries to have the TRIPS Council of the WTO to deal with enforcement of intellectual property rights.

November 1st

Doha proposals would lead to heavy losses, few benefits

Original Publication Date: 
31 October, 2006
The proposed deals of the Doha Round negotiations to date would cause developing countries generally to incur much more costs than the negligible benefits that would go to a few, and the present pause in the negotiations should be welcomed so that a rethinking of the negotiations can be undertaken.

G33 slams “flawed” World Bank paper on special products

Original Publication Date: 
31 October, 2006
The Group of 33 in the WTO has complained to World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz about a paper on Special Products (SPs) produced by the Bank which the Group says contains a serious misrepresentation of the purpose and effects of SPs.

October 30th

Protest Against 3rd Round of US-Malaysia FTA talks

Original Publication Date: 
29 October, 2006
Some 300 activists today held a noisy protest calling for the suspension of free-trade agreement (FTA) talks with the United States, Malaysia's major trading partner.

Women ‘most vulnerable’ under US-M’sia FTA

Original Publication Date: 
29 October, 2006
Women will be the worst affected by the US-Malaysia Free Trade Agreement (FTA), said activists who co-organised a protest against the ongoing talks in Kuala Lumpur this morning.

October 28th

Bharatiya Kissan Union prevents contamination from a GM rice plot in Haryana:

Original Publication Date: 
27 October, 2006
Finds out that farmer had not been given information on the trial in his land; Ensures that DBT guidelines are followed by the company.

October 27th

Multiple problems in EPAs highlighted at workshop

Original Publication Date: 
26 October, 2006
The absence of development content and the severe effects of rapid trade liberalization were among key problems highlighted by policymakers and NGO participants at a workshop held here on the Economic Partnership Agreements between the European Union and the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group.

Leading Ministers of ACP states criticize EPA process, content

Original Publication Date: 
26 October, 2006
Leading Trade Ministers in the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of states have strongly criticised the lack of development content of the Economic Partnership Agreements that they are negotiating with the European Union Commission.

Leading Ministers of ACP states criticize EPA process, content

Original Publication Date: 
26 October, 2006
Leading Trade Ministers in the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of states have strongly criticised the lack of development content of the Economic Partnership Agreements that they are negotiating with the European Union Commission.

Multiple problems in EPAs highlighted at workshop

Original Publication Date: 
26 October, 2006
The absence of development content and the severe effects of rapid trade liberalization were among key problems highlighted by policymakers and NGO participants at a workshop held here on the Economic Partnership Agreements between the European Union and the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group.