6th Ministerial, Hong Kong 2005

Tough Decisions in London Expected

9 March, 2006
Trade chiefs of the United States, the European Union, Brazil, India, Australia and Japan are planning a busy two days today and Saturday in an effort to reach some accommodations on the most difficult issues in three central areas of the Doha Development Agenda whose outcome could indicate whether full modalities in the agriculture and industrials negotiations can be wrapped up by the end of next month, WTD was told (WTD, 3/9/06).

Developing Country Voices: Rescuing the Development Agenda in the Doha Round Seminar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

5 March, 2006
Sponsored by the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development

More Cooperation Needed in the DDA

8 February, 2006
Outgoing World Trade Organization General Council Chair Amina Mohamed of Kenya has called on members to be 'sensitive to each other without being indifferent' if a balanced outcome in the Doha Development Agenda trade negotiations is to be achieved

Mandelson calls for African countries to raise their voice in Doha talks

8 February, 2006
Speaking today in Port Louis, Mauritius to an audience of African Trade Ministers, EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson has called on ACP and G90 developing countries to play a key role in the ongoing DDA trade negotiations.

Davos 'mini-ministerial' sets timelines for Doha talks

7 February, 2006
Trade ministers from 18 countries and the European Union, at an informal meeting (27-28 January) on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, have agreed on a timetable of steps that need to be taken to meet the deadlines set at the Hong Kong Ministerial Conference.

India, Japan Press for 'Final Text'

29 January, 2006
At a Group-of-Six informal meeting last Friday, India and Japan pressed World Trade Organization Director General Pascal Lamy to prepare a 'final text' in preparation for wrapping up the four-year-old Doha Development Agenda negotiations.

Ministers to accelerate pace of Doha talks

29 January, 2006
Ministers have promised to start making the vital trade-offs that will enable the stuttering Doha round of global trade talks to reach its target of an outline deal by the end of April.

Critics Say Doha Talks Not Likely To Help Developing Nations

7 December, 2005
Two key critics of the World Trade Organization said today they do not believe the Doha round of negotiations is moving toward an agreement that would help most developing countries.

Chambliss Warns Congress Might Reject Doha Agreement

7 December, 2005
Senate Agriculture Chairman Chambliss struck a strong negative note on the Doha round of worldwide trade negotiations Wednesday, saying several proposals would cause Congress to reject a deal if they are included in the final agreement.

?Reclaiming Development? In the DDA

28 November, 2005
A group of developing countries led by Argentina, Brazil, India and South Africa yesterday launched a major campaign for 'reclaiming development' in the Doha Development Agenda negotiations, arguing that industrialized countries have failed to live up to their promises made when the talks were launched four years ago

Portman Optimistic About Doha Talks

8 September, 2005
US Trade Representative Portman expressed optimism Thursday about the future of the Doha round of international trade talks

After Seattle and Canc?n... Next stop: Hong Kong

7 March, 2005
Once again, the peoples of the world will expose, right at WTO's doorstep, the consequences of its corporate-driven agenda on the livelihoods and working conditions of men, women and children worldwide.

Barbados Among Countries Submitting Paper to WTO

24 February, 2005
Barbados with other countries submitted a joint paper to WTO with suggestions for the implementation of the special dispensation for small economies specified in Doha declaration.

Rights Group Alarmed as Hong Kong Police Stock Up On Anti-riot Gear Ahead of WTO Meeting

15 February, 2005
A rights group expressed fears Wednesday that security personnel might use excessive force against anti-globalization protesters at a World Trade Organization meeting in Hong Kong.