6th Ministerial, Hong Kong 2005

Lamy senses will to revive WTO talks

Original Publication Date: 
4 September, 2006
WTO chief Pascal Lamy says the political will may exist to revive stalled global trade talks, but negotiations can resume only if countries compromise on the main stumbling block of agriculture.

A G-20 Test For Resuming DDA

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29 August, 2006
Trade ministers of the developing-country Group-of-20 coalition will meet in Rio de Janeiro September 9 and 10 to finalize a position on how to revive the suspended Doha Development Agenda trade negotiations - a first indication of whether a turnaround in the negotiations is possible.

US presses China to take Doha role

Original Publication Date: 
29 August, 2006
China would damage its robust economy and hinder its own policy objectives if it embraced economic nationalism, Susan Schwab, the US trade representative, said in Beijing yesterday.

China Offers to Help Restart WTO Talks

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28 August, 2006
China is willing to help restart WTO talks but wants to see developed countries make "substantial contributions" first, a state news agency on Tuesday quoted China's commerce minister as telling a top American envoy.

World trade talks could be frozen for years

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27 August, 2006
The US trade chief warned Friday that WTO talks to liberalise global trade would be suspended for several years if there was no breakthrough over the next six to eight months.

Officials to discuss Doha Round

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22 August, 2006
US Trade Representative Susan Schwab will start her first visit to China on Sunday, during which she will hold high-level discussions on efforts to restart the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Doha Round.

US relying on allies to save Doha talks

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13 August, 2006
The US President, George Bush, is poised to strike a deal to save the Doha round of trade talks, says the world's pre-eminent trade economist.

New Delhi for a rule-based multilateral trading system

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8 August, 2006
India is in favour of salvaging the suspended Doha development round and was committed to a rule-based multilateral trading system. But, it made clear it would not compromise on the interests of its farmers and infant industries.

U.S. to Review Trade Preferences Following Collapse of Doha Talks

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6 August, 2006
Russia, Brazil, India and 10 other countries could lose preferential trade benefits under a review announced Monday by the Bush administration.

New focus needed for Doha Round; Trade talks failed to address developing country problems

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5 August, 2006
"The Doha Round of international trade negotiations collapsed mainly because of a fight for advantage in agricultural markets by large and powerful countries, corporations and lobbies," FAO said today.

US ready to talk on trade reforms

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3 August, 2006
THE US has signalled it wants to 'unlock' the stalled Doha trade talks at an Australian-sponsored meeting in Cairns next month.

Pakistan´s reservations regarding doha round

Original Publication Date: 
1 August, 2006
Pakistan has shown its reservation over partial resumption of negotiations on some issues saying talks should be resumed across the board on the Doha Development Agenda (DDA), it is learnt.

WTO General Council only "takes note" of suspension of the Doha negotiations

Original Publication Date: 
30 July, 2006
The WTO General Council which met on 27 July did not take a formal decision on the suspension of the Doha negotiations, with the Chairperson merely "taking note" of the statements on the issue that were made by the Director-General and by the delegations.

The Doha failure: Let´s get real in trade talks

Original Publication Date: 
30 July, 2006
Shed no tears for the recent collapse of the trade talks, widely portrayed as a big setback for the trading system and developing nations. The suspension opens the door to a more realistic agenda.

US to seek FTAs, TPA extension while continuing Doha work

Original Publication Date: 
27 July, 2006
In the wake of this week