4th Ministerial, Doha 2001

EU's Barroso urges US, Brazil to move on WTO

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13 November, 2005
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said on Sunday there would be no new world trade agreement at a summit in Hong Kong next month unless the United States and Brazil compromised.

Violent Korean farmers granted voice at Hong Kong WTO meet

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13 November, 2005
A militant Korean farmers' group, considered among the world's most violent anti-globalisation groups, has been granted a permit for an upcoming trade summit in Hong Kong, an official website revealed.

Stand fast, Third World

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10 November, 2005
For Amorim and the other negotiators from developing countries that have been run over by the rich world in trade talks for the past 50 years, this page has two words: Stand fast.

WTO Ministerial Talks in Disarray As EU Lashes Out at G-20 Members

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9 November, 2005
Preparations for the World Trade Organization's important ministerial conference in Hong Kong were thrown into disarray following two days of fruitless ministerial talks in Geneva Nov. 8-9, where member governments essentially gave up on achieving their stated goals for the December gathering.

WTO members acknowldge failure in latest WTO talks

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9 November, 2005
Top WTO negotiators said they had failed to bridge key differences on a global trade accord in talks this week and acknowledged that the scope of a crucial ministerial meeting in Hong Kong next month would have to be scaled back.

'Recalibrating' Hong Kong and rescheduling WTO negotiations

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9 November, 2005
WTO members invited to a 'super Green Room' meeting at the WTO headquarters have significantly scaled down their expectations of the outcome of the WTO's Hong Kong Ministerial conference in December.

Pressure builds on WTO nations to downgrade Hong Kong target

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8 November, 2005
Trading nations still deeply divided on key issues faced the prospect of a watered-down WTO ministerial conference next month in Hong Kong, where they are hoping to put together a framework deal to lower global trade barriers.

Mood at WTO gloomy as 'Ministerial Green Room' convenes

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8 November, 2005
A Mini-Ministerial meeting was under way at the WTO this afternoon in an attempt by the Director-General Pascal Lamy to provide some political momentum to the faltering preparatory process for the Hong Kong Ministerial conference in mid-December.

A Less Ambitious Hong Kong Conference

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8 November, 2005
Geneva Just how substantial a planned sixth ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization in Hong Kong December 13 to 18 can be has been called into question because of the inability of trade ministers to reach agreement on full modalities in the Doha Development Agenda agriculture and nonagricultural market access talks

Trouble With DDA If AD ?Touched?

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8 November, 2005
Most members of Congress do not think much at all of the ongoing Doha Development Agenda of trade negotiations and when they hear that the United States is getting little of what it is demanding in agricultural and industrial products market access, they think even less of it

India, Brazil recall poverty agenda as WTO heavyweights search for deal

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7 November, 2005
India and Brazil warned that the success of struggling global trade talks hinges on rich nations taking account of the poor, as the EU called for more concessions from developing countries.

No Progress at London ?Quad?-Plus

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7 November, 2005
The five trade ministers from the United States, the European Union, India, Brazil and Japan who met here in an effort to reach a breakthrough in the stalled Doha Development Agenda trade negotiations practiced diplomatic 'brinkmanship' and restated 'inflexible' positions, but ended on a 'disappointing' note leaving attainment of the full modalities in agriculture and industrial goods trade for next month

A ?Modalities? WTO Ministerial Next June?

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7 November, 2005
In a move to avoid the collapse of the mid-December Hong Kong World Trade Organization ministerial meeting... suggestions are being made to have a 'proper' ministerial summit next June

WTO may have to lower sights for Hong Kong meet

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7 November, 2005
Trade ministers appeared ready on Tuesday to discuss lowering expectations for a World Trade Organisation (WTO) meeting next month because their differences are too wide.

Failed Summit Casts Shadow On Global Trade Talks

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6 November, 2005
A failed summit of leaders of the Western Hemisphere dealt a blow to global trade liberalization and strengthened the influence of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, a critic of the U.S. who favors protectionism and old-style socialism.