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Trade: Concerns raised at WTO over EC's agriculture tariffs

Original Publication Date: 
19 March, 2007
Despite an increase in the exposure of farmers to world market signals due to the implementation of the 2003 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), agriculture remained protected by a complex tariff structure, high tariffs, tariff quotas (with unfilled quotas), and benefited from high levels of domestic support and export subsidies.

“Mr. Lamy, Our SP/SSM is Non-negotiable and Can Not Be Compromised”

Original Publication Date: 
19 March, 2007
Please find IGJ statement that we addressed today in the dialog session between CSO and G-33 delegation during the lunch session from 13.00 to 14.30. Today is the SOM meeting, and tomorrow is the ministerial meeting where Lamy and Mandelsohn will come.

No agreement on NAMA tariff cuts at WTO

Original Publication Date: 
19 March, 2007
Another week (26 Feb to 2 March) of negotiations at the WTO on market access for non-agricultural products (NAMA) ended with no discussions on the key issue of tariff cuts.

The FSPI’s Action on G33 Meeting:

Original Publication Date: 
19 March, 2007
Today (20/3), hundreds of farmers, youth, and farm workers from Federasi Serikat Petani Indonesia (FSPI) march in front of Grand Melia Hotel, Jakarta to strongly urge the G33 countries to stand by the people.

Another ‘Enchilada’ on Services

Original Publication Date: 
19 March, 2007
A second Doha Development Agenda services 'Enchilada' session was held yesterday - where Malaysia and South Korea spelled out what they intend to present in their revised services offers and stated 'must-haves' in the final package, trade diplomats said

End-Feb meeting shows no breakthrough in NAMA talks

Original Publication Date: 
19 March, 2007
Small group consultations on Market Access for Non-Agricultural Products (NAMA) have not produced any breakthrough, and members continue to maintain a cautious stance, insisting that there should be movement first in agriculture, the Chair of the NAMA talks, Ambassador Don Stephenson of Canada, reported on 26 February.

About 200 in protest over Malaysia-US free trade deal

Original Publication Date: 
13 March, 2007
About 200 people opposed to a free trade agreement (FTA) with the United States gathered for a rare protest outside the Malaysian prime minister's office Wednesday

About 200 in protest over Malaysia-US free trade deal

Original Publication Date: 
13 March, 2007
About 200 people opposed to a free trade agreement (FTA) with the United States gathered for a rare protest outside the Malaysian prime minister's office Wednesday, demonstrators said.

Sindicatos de países en desarrollo creen que abrir sus mercados a productos manufacturados generaría desempleo

Original Publication Date: 
11 March, 2007
Los principales representantes sindicales de Brasil, India, Sud

Dhaka inches towards signing TIFA with Washington

Original Publication Date: 
11 March, 2007
Dhaka would soon convey its readiness to Washington about signing the long-awaited trade and investment framework agreement or TIFA, accepting the latter's condition of including 'corruption' issue in the text, top sources in the government said.

Asia’s Rice Under Threat!

Original Publication Date: 
11 March, 2007
Rice faces its greatest threat yet. The region was once the centre of thousands of rice varieties developed and nurtured through the innovative wisdom and experimentation of small peasant farmers.

Trade Unions Unite Against Rising Unemployment: WTO Talks Could Worsen Job Climate

Original Publication Date: 
10 March, 2007
Trade union leaders from Brazil, India, South Africa, and other developing countries, traveled this week to a Global Unions meeting in Geneva to deliver a message to WTO members rising unemployment if their countries accept demands by developed countries to open up markets for manufactured goods.

Developing states oppose WTO rebate

Original Publication Date: 
10 March, 2007
Unions from developing countries demanded on Friday that their governments resist pressure from the European Union, the United States and others for deep cuts to industrial tariffs in global free trade talks.

Sindicalistas atacam concess?es a ricos na OMC

Original Publication Date: 
9 March, 2007
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Developing-state unions oppose WTO concessions

Original Publication Date: 
8 March, 2007
Unions from developing countries demanded on Friday that their governments resist pressure from the European Union, the United States and others for deep cuts to industrial tariffs in global free trade talks.

OMC: des syndicats s’unissent pour protéger les emplois dans l’industrie

Original Publication Date: 
8 March, 2007
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Trade Unions Unite Against Rising Unemployment: WTO Talks Could Worsen Job Climate

Original Publication Date: 
8 March, 2007
Trade union leaders from Brazil, India, South Africa, and other developing countries, traveled this week to a Global Unions meeting in Geneva to deliver a message to WTO members rising unemployment if their countries accept demands by developed countries to open up markets for manufactured goods. The trade unions' visit comes amid increasing pressure on developing countries to accept steep cuts on industrial tariffs in order to unblock the stalled Doha trade talks.

Labor leaders from developing countries argue against cuts in industrial tariffs

Original Publication Date: 
7 March, 2007
Labor leaders from Brazil, India, South Africa and eight other developing countries joined together formally for the first time Thursday to fight demands by rich countries in global trade talks for sweeping cuts in industrial tariffs.

Brazil and India Hang Tough

Original Publication Date: 
7 March, 2007
Brazil and India agreed this week to reject a coefficient of '15' as advanced by the European Union and the United States in the tariff-cutting formula for developing countries in the nonagricultural market access negotiations.

America open to FTA with India

Original Publication Date: 
6 March, 2007
The US is open to a Free Trade Agreement with India but wants bilateral economic engagement to increase further, a senior US government official said.