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As a WTO deadline expires, new deadlines are bandied around

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17 April, 2007
On 1 April, the deadline for American President George W Bush to inform the US Congress of his intention to sign trade agreements under his present fast-track authority expired. He was unable to send any such intention regarding the World Trade Organisation's Doha negotiations.

Despondent mood at WTO as G4 process seems to reach dead-end

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17 April, 2007
The mood of despondency is increasing among WTO members as the possibility that the Doha negotiations cannot make headway this year looms larger.

Caribbean Trade Ministers Assert Their Position On WTO Negotiations

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16 April, 2007
Mr. Lamy in an attempt to encourage the completion of the Doha Round has recently been engaging with trade ministers across the globe.

‘Trade talks can rescue Doha’

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10 April, 2007
Trade ministers from the United States, the European Union, India and Brazil will this week gather for the first time in more than eight months to try to negotiate a breakthrough in world trade talks.

G-4 trade ministers’ meet in April to break WTO impasse

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3 April, 2007
The trade ministers of G-4 (US, EU, Brazil and India) are slated to meet in Delhi on April 11-12 at the sidelines of the US-India Trade Policy Forum with a view to breaking the deadlock in the stalled WTO negotiations.

Developing nations oppose Lamy’s idea

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25 March, 2007
WTO director-general, Pascal Lamy

Delhi’s Doha Doldrums

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21 March, 2007
Agriculture here is a life and death issue. Scores of farmers have committed suicide in recent years because of crop failures and falling prices.

G-33 Spells Out ‘SP’, ‘SSM’ Terms

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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

G33 meeting to help Doha deal - EU

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20 March, 2007
A meeting of G33 developing nations should help the chances of success in the Doha trade round, but convergence among all groups is needed by end-April, European Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson said today.

Indonesia plays down chance of Doha G33 breakthrough

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20 March, 2007
Indonesia does not expect a breakthrough on global free trade talks at a meeting of G33 countries on Wednesday, but developing nations aimed to 'really push' to make progress, the country's trade minister said.

India urges rich nations to give ground as G33 meets

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20 March, 2007
Rich nations must give ground to help global free trade talks make progress, India's trade minister said on Wednesday.

Delhi not bound by any deadline on WTO talks: Nath

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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.

Chance of a Doha breakthough ‘remote’

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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.

Saving Doha WTO seminar evokes farmers protests

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11 March, 2007
An International seminar organized by the Commerce Ministry of India under the banner of

Save small farmers and public health, not Doha: Statement of Indian People’s Movements on the “Save Doha” Seminar

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11 March, 2007
The government of India (Ministry of Commerce) and