4th Ministerial, Doha 2001

EU trade chief slams drafts for key WTO meeting

Original Publication Date: 
23 November, 2005
Europe's top trade negotiator said on Thursday draft negotiating texts drawn up this week for a World Trade Organisation meeting in December were inadequate, a latest sign of the deep divisions plaguing the talks.

NAMA report biased against developing countries

Original Publication Date: 
22 November, 2005
The progess report by the Chair of the WTO

164 RP workers lose their jobs daily under 10 years of WTO

Original Publication Date: 
22 November, 2005
Workers face growing joblessness, job insecurity and worsening labor conditions under the country

Only Slight Progress This Week in Geneva

Original Publication Date: 
22 November, 2005
Trade ministers of the 'quad' nations the United States, the European Union, Brazil and India, along with Japan yesterday made some progress in bridging the gulfs in all packages of the Doha Development Agenda, agreeing to meet once again December 2 and 3 to finalize a ministerial declaration for the December 13 Hong Kong ministerial

Chair Promises New Draft Ministerial Text on Services This Wednesday

Original Publication Date: 
21 November, 2005
The Chair of the WTO services negotiations told delegates at the end of last Friday

WTO heavyweights try to smooth the path to Hong Kong

Original Publication Date: 
21 November, 2005
Key players from the World Trade Organisation were returning to the table to try to smooth the path to the global body's Hong Kong conference, now just three weeks away.

Chairmen's progress reports on NAMA and agriculture negotiations

Original Publication Date: 
21 November, 2005
links to NAMA and Agriculture Chairmen's progress reports.

EU trade agenda set by corporate lobby, says NGO report

Original Publication Date: 
20 November, 2005
A report published on 21 November 2005 has attacked what it claims is the overwhelming influence exerted by corporate lobbyists on the trade agenda pursued by the European Commission.

Activists protest at EU ministers meeting

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20 November, 2005
Activists from fair trade groups protested outside an EU trade and foreign ministers meeting Monday, calling for negotiators to put people ahead of business at world trade talks next month.

Peter Mandelson does not rule out further farm concessions at Hong Kong Summit if pace of negotiations speeds up

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20 November, 2005
EU foreign ministers were briefed on 21 November by EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson on progress in WTO trade talks less than three weeks ahead of the Hong Kong WTO Summit.

Mood of uncertainty in WTO on production of Ministerial text and process

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18 November, 2005
Following the decision last week to lower expectations on what the Hong Kong Ministerial meeting will achieve, there is an atmosphere of uncertainty as to the process between now and the Hong Kong meeting, as well as after.

EU rounds on critics over stalled WTO talks

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16 November, 2005
The European Union rounded on critics of its hardline stance on farm aid in embattled world trade talks, saying they should spend less time 'finger-pointing' and more effort seeking compromise.

United States Ratchets Down Expectations For WTO Ministerial Meeting in December

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15 November, 2005
Bliss said that the administration continues to be 'mindful' of congressional 'sensitivities' concerning calls by India and other developing countries for agreement in the WTO on facilitating the temporary cross-border movement of professional personnel--known as Mode 4--and that the United States has no plans to propose any new initiative in the area.

US, EU need to 'go further' on agriculture: Blair

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14 November, 2005
British Prime Minister Tony Blair urged the United States and the European Union to 'go further' on agriculture to make a success of next month's World Trade Organisation (WTO) meeting in Hong Kong.

APEC blames Europe for trade deadlock, calls urgent meeting

Original Publication Date: 
14 November, 2005
Asia-Pacific nations blamed the European Union for the gridlock in global trade talks as they called an urgent meeting to rescue next month's World Trade Organisation forum in Hong Kong.