6th Ministerial, Hong Kong 2005

Poor will gain nothing from last ditch attempts to kick-start doha deal

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22 January, 2007
Trade ministers from developing countries meeting in Davos this week should resist pressure to restart the stalled WTO trade talks because there is next to nothing on offer that will help reduce global poverty, said ActionAid today.

US, EU Now Farther Apart on DDA?

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22 January, 2007
The European Union and the United States are a bit further apart than they were a week ago on settling their differences in the agriculture Doha Development Agenda negotiations.

Optimistic USTR admits nowhere near ‘breakthrough’

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16 January, 2007
The United States Trade

No Artificial Deadlines - USTR Schwab

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14 January, 2007
'Content' and 'substance' - not artificial deadlines - will set the stage for a breakthrough in the precarious Doha Development Agenda trade negotiations, US Trade Representative Susan Schwab said here on Friday after a face-to-face meeting with World Trade Organization Director General Pascal Lamy.

Schwab to discuss global trade talks with Lamy in Geneva

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9 January, 2007
U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab will meet with the head of the World Trade Organization on Friday in a further effort to revive stalled global trade talks.

Signs grow that WTO talks may soon revive

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9 January, 2007
The trade chiefs of the European Union and Japan promised on Wednesday to step up efforts to reach a global trade deal in a fresh sign that stalled five-year-old talks could soon be revived.

Developing countries voice concerns at WTO General Council

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9 January, 2007
The importance of respecting the

Some Progress in Global Trade Effort

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8 January, 2007
Trade envoys from the United States and Europe said on Monday that they had made progress in resolving differences to break an impasse on global trade negotiations, but they declined to say specifically where the differences had narrowed.

US, EU Coming Closer on DDA

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8 January, 2007
Washington and Brussels over the last few weeks - including over the weekend - came closer to a common position on agricultural market access and domestic supports that is needed to finally break the deadlock in the long-stalled Doha Development Agenda negotiations

“We reject the revival of the Doha round”

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8 December, 2006
An open letter to WTO director general Pascal Lamy and the ASEAN Heads of State Cebu City, Republic of the Philippines, 9 December 2006

 "Fireside Chats" planned at WTO to stoke the embers of the Doha negotiations

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30 November, 2006
In the past week, several informal meetings have been taking place at the WTO which seem like a prelude to re-opening negotiations for the Doha Work Programme.

WTO talks may resume by Jan; deal possible: Pillai

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30 November, 2006
Amid indications that WTO talks could resume by January next year, India has said there was a possibility of reaching a global trade deal by March 2007.

US tells India to open up for global trade

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21 November, 2006
The United States on Tuesday reiterated that resolving the issue of market access was important for the Doha round of talks to be successful. It said that India could lift millions of its people out of poverty by further opening up to global trade.

A "soft resumption" of the WTO Doha talks?

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20 November, 2006
An informal heads of delegation meeting was held at the WTO on Thursday 16 November. The meeting heard Lamy say the Doha talks were in between quite diplomacy and full-fledged negotiations. It is up to the chairs (of the negotiating groups) to decide the next step (in theirareas).

A 'Green Light' to Re-start DDA

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16 November, 2006
In a carefully crafted statement - that did not mention the suspension of the Doha Development Agenda - World Trade Organization Director General Pascal Lamy yesterday gave the "green light" to restart work in all areas of the stalled trade negotiations by allowing the respective chairs "to determine the way ahead in each area and the speed with which the work should take place"