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US must talk numbers to push trade talks: India

Original Publication Date: 
7 March, 2007
The United States needs to start giving some hard numbers in negotiations on farm subsidies to push global trade talks forward and meet a June 30 deadline, a senior Indian trade official said.

‘Layers of Opaqueness’

Original Publication Date: 
5 March, 2007
African trade envoys are extremely unhappy over what they call 'layers of opaqueness' in the manner which the four key players in the Doha Development Agenda negotiations - the United States, the European Union, Brazil and India - are following, keeping others out of the process.

London and Geneva

Original Publication Date: 
4 March, 2007
Bilateral discussions among the trade chiefs of the European Union, India, the United States and Brazil held over the weekend in London and Geneva stepped up movement in the Doha Development Agenda negotiations to finalize the possible elements of a deal in the difficult packages of agriculture and market opening for industrials.

USTR Off to London, Geneva

Original Publication Date: 
1 March, 2007
US Trade Representative Susan Schwab will hold informal bilateral discussions in London with her three major counterparts in the Doha Development Agenda negotiations this weekend and then travel to Geneva to meet with World Trade Organization Director General Pascal Lamy and others

Executives step up pressure for Doha trade deal

Original Publication Date: 
28 February, 2007
Letters from two coalitions of chief executives urging completion of the Doha round in today's Financial Times have a familiar ring. Unlike previous broadsides, there might be a sustained follow-up.

Despite WTO Head Lamy's claims, free trade dangerous to farmers, workers

Original Publication Date: 
28 February, 2007
Based on the warm reception WTO secretary-general Pascal Lamy received from the country

US Bends a Little on Commodity Caps

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27 February, 2007
The United States indicated it will consider a combined cap on 'amber box' and 'blue box' domestic payments for commodity-specific subsidy payments that would specify the maximum amount that Washington could spend at any given period of time.

Very Quiet Talks In London

Original Publication Date: 
25 February, 2007
The United States refused to tip its hand on what more it will offer to negotiators at the Doha Development Agenda on agricultural domestic spending during a nearly week-long high-level session in London last week with the European Union, India, Brazil and Japan.

Militant farmers launch Operation Pinta (OP) to JUNK WTO

Original Publication Date: 
24 February, 2007
The militant Asian Peasant Coalition (APC) and the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) conducted an Operation Pinta (OP) in front of the Department of Agriculture (DA) to call for the junking of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

In Indonesia, Lamy faces protesters suspicious of his "SP mission"

Original Publication Date: 
23 February, 2007
The WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy has been facing demonstrations by farmers and NGOs concerned that his visit to Indonesia is aimed at getting the government to dilute the "food security" demands of the Group of 33 in the WTO's Doha negotiations.

Around the Globe

Original Publication Date: 
22 February, 2007
The US, European Union and India are close to a compromise that would allow the Doha global trade negotiations to resume, World Trade Organization chief Pascal Lamy said Wednesday according to a Dow Jones news service report from Jakarta

NGOs accuse Lamy of pressuring govt

Original Publication Date: 
22 February, 2007
Peasant groups have accused visiting World Trade Organization chief Pascal Lamy of trying to pressure the Philippine government to change its position on delayed global trade talks.

Farmers’ Networks Hit Lamy’s Visit in the Philippines

Original Publication Date: 
21 February, 2007
Press release: More than 400 farmers, fisherfolks, urban poor and

“No to Liberalization of Agriculture!”-APC

Original Publication Date: 
21 February, 2007
The militant Asian Peasant Coalition (APC) together with the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) and Pamalakaya launched a protest action

Lamy, du Cycle de Doha n’est pas pour nous !!

Original Publication Date: 
20 February, 2007
Pascal Lamy is a man with a mission. Since assuming the post of Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in September 2005, the former Trade Commissioner of the European Union has taken to heart his role as the captain of global trade, hoping to steer the 148 Member countries of the WTO into concluding a new multilateral trade agreement under the Doha Round the soonest possible time.