4th Ministerial, Doha 2001

Group threatens unauthorised WTO protests in Hong Kong

Original Publication Date: 
28 November, 2005
The group organising the protests at the upcoming World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting has warned of unauthorised rallies if the Hong Kong government does not remove a fence around a protest venue.

EU finds trade trouble on all sides

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28 November, 2005
The European Union hoped to raise its credibility in world trade talks by agreeing to reform its trading regime for sugar and bananas. Instead, the move's consequences for some of the world's poorest countries are threatening to add further discord at next month's Hong Kong ministerial meeting on the Doha round.

Disputing the ?Draft? Hong Kong Text

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27 November, 2005
An all-day meeting yesterday of key trade envoys at the World Trade Organization took a first look at the Director General

WTO chief releases draft document for key Hong Kong talks

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26 November, 2005
World Trade Organisation chief Pascal Lamy released his draft text on global trade talks for the WTO's keynote ministerial conference in Hong Kong next month, saying it was still open to change.

Revised NAMA and Agriculture reports

Original Publication Date: 
25 November, 2005
links to the ag and NAMA reports in track changes

Lamy submits draft ministerial text for Hong Kong

Original Publication Date: 
25 November, 2005
Director-General Pascal Lamy, at an informal meeting of heads of delegations on 26 November 2005, introduced the Draft Ministerial Text for the 6th Ministerial Conference

WTO Services Chair issues second draft ministerial text on services

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25 November, 2005
The Chair of the services negotiations in the WTO, Ambassador Fernando de Mateo of Mexico, issued Wednesday evening his revised draft Ministerial text on services.

Two new G-33 proposals on Special Products and the Special Safeguard Mechanism

Original Publication Date: 
25 November, 2005
links to two new G-33 proposals on Special Products and the Special Safeguard Mechanism

New Services draft meets with resistance

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25 November, 2005
The Chair of the Services Negotiations was bluntly told by five ASEAN countries Thursday 24 Nov that his (second) revised draft Ministerial text on services did not 'enjoy consensus', and that Mateo's 'dismissal' of the views of the ASEAN did not 'fit together neatly with the claim in (the Chair's) cover note that the revised draft has been prepared on the basis of submissions by Members'.

Queen to open Commonwealth summit dominated by trade issue

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24 November, 2005
Queen Elizabeth II will open a 53-nation Commonwealth summit here likely to be dominated by developing countries' concerns over next month's WTO trade talks in Hong Kong.

African Ministers have 'interactive session' with Lamy, Amorim and US

Original Publication Date: 
24 November, 2005
The WTO's Hong Kong Ministerial Conference will be a negotiating meeting and not just a stock-taking exercise, the WTO Director- General Pascal Lamy said at the African Union Trade Ministers' conference

KoPA Newsletter #2

Original Publication Date: 
24 November, 2005
Contains three articles: Plan to Liberalize Korean Rice Market Ratified in Korean Parliament - Series of suicides

The WTO 6th Ministerial: People Power vs. Corporate Power

Original Publication Date: 
24 November, 2005
A grand global fight looms in Hong Kong in December

Mandelson considers Geneva summary document on services 'particularly disappointing'

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24 November, 2005
European Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson said on Thursday that 'almost all' of the summary documents drawn up by the WTO negotiating committees on each of the chapters discussed and published this week were 'unsatisfactory' and the one on services 'particularly disappointing'

EU trade chief slams drafts for key WTO meeting

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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.