6th Ministerial, Hong Kong 2005

New Report Projects Shrinking Market For U.S. Imports; Implications “Enormous” for G-8 Talks, WTO, Developing Countries

Original Publication Date: 
10 July, 2006
A new report released today by the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) finds that U.S. imports, measured in non-dollar currencies, are projected to decline over the next decade.

WTO MEMBERS GIVE LAMY A MANDATE TO BRIDGE THE GAPS: how much longer will members insist the Doha Agenda can deliver on development?

Original Publication Date: 
9 July, 2006
Contents: The Lamy challenge; Changing the rules of the game; The truth about Doha; Important dates to remember; Documents

As talks fail, Lamy given new role

Original Publication Date: 
4 July, 2006
The Doha negotiations reached crisis point when the WTO Ministerial meetings of last weekend in Geneva fell apart.

Engineered crisis? Members decided my new role, says Lamy

Original Publication Date: 
4 July, 2006
At a media briefing after the WTO meeting closed on 1 July, WTO Director General Pascal Lamy admitted: ''We are in a crisis.'

EU must not turn Brazil into the world's tires dump

Original Publication Date: 
4 July, 2006
Brazil may become the tires dump for the developed world, if WTO will accept the complaint introduced by the European Union against Brazil

Developing countries state their concerns at end of WTO meeting

Original Publication Date: 
4 July, 2006
Ministers of developing countries expressed their concerns about the Ministerial meeting and the current state of play of the Doha negotiations as

Failure Of Geneva Talks Makes Conclusion Later This Year Unlikely

Original Publication Date: 
30 June, 2006
This weekend

WTO must not force bad trade deal on poor

Original Publication Date: 
30 June, 2006
News that the major powers are trying to bypass negotiations in order to force through a trade deal at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has met with an angry response from trade justice campaigners.

WTO Talks Collapse ? Good News for the Developing World

Original Publication Date: 
30 June, 2006
The illegitimate Mini Ministerial which the WTO

As Ministerial starts, the question is “Who will move first?”

Original Publication Date: 
29 June, 2006
As various WTO groupings held their own meetings on Thursday to plan ahead of the mini-Ministerial Green Room the next day, and as some Ministers gave their previews to the media, the question being asked by delegates and observers alike is “Who will move first, or will no one move at all?”

A Split EU

Original Publication Date: 
29 June, 2006
France, Ireland, Italy and Portugal yesterday strongly opposed any move by the European Union

No Breakthroughs On Doha, But U.S. Officials Still Hopeful

Original Publication Date: 
29 June, 2006
U.S. trade negotiators appear to have made no breakthroughs in the bilateral meetings leading up to the formal World Trade Organization's Doha round negotiating sessions scheduled to begin today in Geneva

WTO Mini-Ministerial becomes "Waiting for America"

Original Publication Date: 
29 June, 2006
The first day of the WTO 'mini-Ministerial' turned out to be a kind of 'Waiting for America' process as delegations and media in one meeting after another waited for the United States to proclaim on whether it was willing to improve its offer to cut agricultural domestic support.

Crossing Swords With the EU

Original Publication Date: 
29 June, 2006
New US Trade Representative Susan Schwab crossed swords with her European Union counterpart over Brussels

Geneva Talks Could Break Early As U.S. Shows No Flexibility

Original Publication Date: 
29 June, 2006
Within a day of starting their negotiations, ministers today (June 30) raised significant doubts about how much progress they could make on developing modalities for agriculture and non-agricultural market access this week.