4th Ministerial, Doha 2001

Pascal Lamy and the Sorcerer?s Box

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15 December, 2005
Press statement: A large group of farmers movements and NGO

World trade talks in disarray as rows rage on

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15 December, 2005
World trade talks plunged into disarray on Friday as rich nations exchanged accusations over their long-protected farm markets and struggled even to agree on a package of measures to help the world's poorest.

US and EU can't implement their proposed 'development package'

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15 December, 2005
Some key elements of the 'development package' that has been floated at the Hong Kong Ministerial cannot be taken at face value because neither the EU nor the US can guarantee that they can implement what they have promised

Lamy Sets Morning Deadline For Amendments To Declaration Text

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15 December, 2005
World Trade Organization Director General Pascal Lamy has set a 6 a.m. Dec. 17 deadline for members to offer proposals for amending a Hong Kong ministerial declaration to further define the goals for the Doha round.

WTO rich balk as poor demand more

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15 December, 2005
A WTO development package that aims to boost trade in developing nations by providing duty-free, quota-free access to imports has drawn fire from poor countries.

COSATU Press statement on NAMA ? issued from Hong Kong

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15 December, 2005
As the talks at the WTO continue, the Southern African region, Africa and other developing countries and regions face an ever increasing threat to catastrophic jobs and even the very real potential of de-industrialisation

Civil society calls on rich countries to stop imposing extreme demands on developing countries

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15 December, 2005
Press release: As the WTO's Hong Kong Ministerial enters its last phase, over 80 civil society organizations, made a joint statement expressing grave concerns about the state of the negotiations, as the current proposals of developed countries particularly on NAMA, Services and Agriculture, do not have development content and are in fact anti-developmental in nature

Day 4 at the WTO ministerial: no movements but powerful countries hold secret 'green rooms'

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15 December, 2005
On its fourth day (Dec 16) the WTO

Trade ministers battle to break WTO deadlock

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14 December, 2005
Trade ministers from nearly 150 countries will try to break a deadlock in troubled global talks on Thursday, amid U.S. and European sniping over farm subsidies, food aid and measures to help the world's poorest.

More finger pointing, less negotiation, as Ministerial gets under way

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14 December, 2005
No progress seems to have been made in negotiations on market access issues of agriculture, NAMA and services after two days of the Ministerial

Patched-up, even procedural deal, in Hong Kong will be worse than failure

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14 December, 2005
At the WTO Ministerial in Hong Kong for the sixth Ministerial conference, unless developing countries against pressures -- from the WTO leaders, the US-EC-Japan and their transnational corporate lobbies -- they may be setting themselves up for another highly imbalanced outcome and a more oppressive multilateral trading system.

EU NGOs slam development package of EU

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14 December, 2005
European NGOs have sharply criticized the EU development package today at the WTO Ministerial Conference in HongKong.

Rural Women speak against WTO in Hong Kong

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14 December, 2005
In yesterday's opening of the Asia Pacific Women's Village at Victoria Park, and during the Talanoa event, the voices of Asian women against WTO were consolidated

Trade ministers look beyond Hong Kong; cotton raises stakes

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14 December, 2005
Trade ministers struggled to make progress toward a new pact to boost global commerce and faced an immediate challenge from African cotton farmers demanding a deal to cut subsidies.

Canadian organizations issue statement critical of government?s GATS position at WTO Ministerial

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14 December, 2005
In a joint statement released today, Canadian organizations called on the federal government to stop the anti-development services agenda at the WTO Ministerial in Hong Kong