6th Ministerial, Hong Kong 2005

Failture of the anti-development Doha Round!! Victory to the peoples!!!

Original Publication Date: 
23 July, 2006
Civil society organizations from Brazil and from around the world are celebrating the collapse of negotiations towards the conclusion of the Doha Round of the WTO.

Trade Talks Collapse Welcomed by Development Campaigners

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23 July, 2006
World Development Movement (WDM) today welcomed the fact that the EU and USA have been unable to force a bad trade deal onto developing countries as the trade negotiations stalled in Geneva.

Collapse of WTO Negotiations an Opportunity For Healthy and Sustainable Food Production

Original Publication Date: 
23 July, 2006
The suspension of WTO negotiations is good news for consumers, farmers and fisherfolk around the world, said consumer group Food & Water Watch. The deadlock provides an opportunity for governments to take a new approach when writing the laws that govern global trade.

WTO Talks Collapse Over Disputes

Original Publication Date: 
23 July, 2006
Global commerce talks at the World Trade Organization collapsed Monday as top powers failed to agree on steps toward liberalizing trade in farm and manufactured goods.

Developing countries on Doha talks at the G8 Summit

Original Publication Date: 
20 July, 2006
No one who was not there seems to know what actually happened at the G8 Summit leaders' meeting with the leaders of five developing countries in the lunchtime "outreach working lunch" at St Petersburg on Monday (17 July).

G6 Ministers hope for "flexibilities" - but what and how much?

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20 July, 2006
"Flexibilities" was the new key theme and indeed the key word after a short meeting of the G6 Ministers held at the WTO on Monday (17 July) night, to follow up on the lunch meeting at St Petersburg a few hours earlier that the G8 leaders had with the leaders of five developing countries.

Manmohan has `not lost hope' about Doha Round

Original Publication Date: 
18 July, 2006
Fresh from his discussions at the G8 Summit in St. Petersburg, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh provided a cautiously optimistic insight into the prospects of the deadlocked WTO negotiations.

Leaders vow to unblock Doha talks

Original Publication Date: 
17 July, 2006
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G8 leaders call on WTO head to push for end to Doha talks within months

Original Publication Date: 
16 July, 2006
Leaders of the Group of Eight major industrial countries on Sunday recommended a two-week extension for a deadline aimed at breaking the impasse over long-stalled global trade negotiations.

G8 to give trade a push

Original Publication Date: 
16 July, 2006
Group of Eight leaders met key developing countries on Monday to give a push to world trade talks at a big-power summit strained by divisions over the Middle East.

G8 leaders face packed agenda on summit's last day

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16 July, 2006
Leaders of the major world powers face a packed agenda including trade talks and a possible statement on world oil prices on Monday, the last day of a G8 summit overshadowed by violence in the Middle East.

G-6 Agrees To Meet Twice In July After Push From G-8 Leaders

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16 July, 2006
Trade ministers from the U.S. and five other World Trade Organization members have agreed at a meeting today (July 17) to gather again twice this month in Geneva in an effort to push the struggling WTO talks forward.

G8: no mandate to take world trade negotiations forward; Development and Environment NGOs as well as trade unions warn of de-industrialization and environmental destruction as a result of cuts in industrial tariffs

Original Publication Date: 
13 July, 2006
Leading industrial powers will aim to move forward the global trade negotiations, which failed at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in June, when they meet at the G8 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, from tomorrow. Development and environment groups as well as trade unions condemn this as illegitimate.

Schwabb expresses hope for Doha despite daunting challenges

Original Publication Date: 
13 July, 2006
U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab last Friday (July 7) insisted the only Doha deal the U.S. will accept is an ambitious one, and stressed that this requires a definition of how sensitive agriculture products will be treated so that members will know exactly how much market access they are to get.

Uncertainty and confusion at WTO after failed Ministerial

Original Publication Date: 
12 July, 2006
There has been an unusually quiet atmosphere at the World Trade Organisation since the Ministerial-level meetings ended on 1 July without substantive result.