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TWN INFO-SERVICE ON WTO ISSUES PART II

 

  • Critical comments on revised draft text by developing countries
  • Strong disagreements break out at NAMA meeting
  • G33 statement for better treatment of SP and SSM in agriculture text
  • Members express frustration at being left out in agriculture negotiations
  • West African countries insist on urgent action on cotton
  • Members at HOD meeting impatient with lateness of revised draft
  • North attempts to split developing-country alliances
  • Update on process and issues on 27 July
  • African Group proposes changes to NAMA text
  • Report on press conference by Indian Minister
  • Diverse positions on agriculture in recent negotiations
  • Update on expected process at WTO General Council
  • New draft text perhaps out on 28 July
  • G10 rejects new blue box for the US
  • Developing countries criticize draft agriculture framework
  • Analysis of agriculture section of draft July framework
  • Draft framework text is 'Doha-minus'
  • Developing countries' initial responses to draft July package
  • TWN Comment on draft July package
  • G90 meeting hears views on July package from G90, G20, EU and US
  • G90 ministerial meeting ends with 'platform' declaration
  • ACP ministers end their meeting with declaration and conclusion documents
  • Agriculture Chair's 'semantic skills' may decide fate of July package
  • WTO agriculture meeting postponed
  • Chair of NAMA negotiations announces intention to use Derbex text as basis of NAMA part of July package
  • Wrangle continues on the Singapore Issues
  • WTO TNC meeting reveals many areas of differences among members
  • UNCTAD XI ends in a rather good spirit
  • G77 and China welcomes UNCTAD XI Consensus but also express disappointment
  • UNCTAD XI consensus declaration adopted after lengthy tussles
  • South leaders launch GSTP round in optimistic mood
  • UNCTAD XI told to break the conspiracy of silence on commodities
  • UNCTAD XI opens with calls for new trade geography of South-South trade
  • Cautious optimism by Brazil and India after G5 meeting
  • G20 ministerial communique lays out main principles for agriculture framework
  • G20 ministers defend their market access 'elements' approach
  • UNCTAD-XI: GSTP for enhancing South-South trade
  • UNCTAD XI: Developing countries fight for 'policy space'
  • GSTP negotiations to be launched at UNCTAD XI
  • G90 mini-ministerial adopts comprehensive proposals on Doha programme
  • WTO agriculture negotiations 2-4 June
  • G90 mini ministerial in Guyana
  • African ministers call for 3 Singapore issues to be dropped from WTO work programme
  • Drop Singapore Issues unequivocally, WTO symposium told
  • The twists and turns of the Singapore issues
  • "Harmonius" General Council meeting, but differences remain
  • Members still listening, no breakthrough in WTO Agriculture Week
  • Differences remain on TRIPS and Public Health
  • Third World farmers hit by imports and unfair rules
  • UNCTAD should be allowed to play its proper role
  • Singapore issues downgraded in WTO?
  • No chairs appointed for Singapore issues working groups
  • WTO General Council meeting ends with no breakthrough
  • WTO General Council convenes, with little progress and wide gaps
  • 44 developing countries call for 3 Singapore issues to be dropped altogether
  • Issues and options in the WTO post-Cancun process
  • SP/SSM alliance complain about neglect of their concepts in agriculture negotiations
  • EC shift on Singapore issues sours WTO Green Room meeting on trade facilitation
  • GC Chair's satement to informal HOD meeting of 9 December
  • Developing countries call for Singapore issues to be dropped from WTO
  • WTO consultations on non-agricultural market access show polarization of views
  • Four arguments against a plurilateral approach to Singapore issues at WTO
  • No convergence of views at WTO agriculture consultations
  • Report of WTO HOD meeting of 18 November
  • Presentation of NGO statement on UNCTAD XI preparation meeting
  • Report on 12 Nov 'green room' meeting on Singapore issues
  • Lamy still insists that Singapore issues are part of Doha single undertaking
  • Stronger UN mandate and capacity needed for FfD process
  • Report on UN FfD interactive dialogue
  • FfD dialogue at UN highlights South's financial woes
  • Conclusions on UNCTAD discussion on Cancun and WTO
  • African trade performance bleak, says UNCTAD report
  • South countries say civil society can no longer be ignored
  • The peace clause in the WTO's Agriculture Agreement
  • G20 will stick together, says Brazil Foreign Minister
  • WTO General Council meets, Hong Kong to host next ministerial
  • Status of Singapore issues after Cancun
  • Has WTO learnt anything out of Cancun?
  • No easy answers on how to proceed after Cancun
  • Salvaging WTO from Cancun collapse
  • Analysis of the collapse of the Cancun Ministerial
  • TWN statement on collapse of Cancun Ministerial
  • Fate of Ministerial hangs on a thread (13 Sept)
  • TWN Cancun News Update (9 Sept)
  • TWN Briefing Papers for Cancun (9 Sept)
  • 40 developing countries submit formal paper on Singapore issues (5 Sept)
  • No agreement yet of TRIPS Chair's statement of understanding
  • TWN comment on TRIPS Chair's statement of understanding
  • North-South divide on Cancun draft
  • Developing countries criticize Cancun draft
  • TWN's comments on revised draft Cancun ministerial text
  • Caribbean ministers' declaration want Singapore issues to be further clarified
  • Industrial tariffs of developing countries set for big cuts
  • EC-Japan-Korea investment proposal meets hostile response
  • Investment chair says no consensus on investment issue
  • 17-country agriculture paper supported by developing countries, attacked by EC
  • No consensus on Singapore issues
  • Comment on US-EC agriculture proposal
  • WTO members remain polarized over Singapore issues
  • US-EC agriculture paper criticised by developing countries
  • African countries submit papers on Singapore issues, WTO decision-making process
  • Latest developments on TRIPS and Public Health
  • US-EC-Canada proposal on non-agricultural market access draws angry response from developing countries
  • No agriculture paper yet from US and EC
  • ACP trade ministers say there is no basis for negotiating Singapore issues
  • EC and Japan 'float' draft Cancun texts on Singapore issues
  • Still in the dark on the road to Cancun
  • Comments on Mr Jenny's note on consultations on competition modalities
  • Developing countries skeptical on more services liberalization
  • Competition working group chair gives 3 options for Cancun
  • NGOs launch campaign for democracy at WTO
  • Cancun 2nd draft on 22 August, clash on process at HOD meet
  • Analysis of draft Cancun text and its process
  • Deep divisions on non-agricultural market access talks
  • Will differences among countries on Singapore issues be reflected in draft Cancun declaration?
  • 12 South countries comment on EC paper on modalities on Singapore issues
  • WTO competition agreement would undermine development, says expert
  • 12 developing countries challenge EU approach on WTO 'Singapore issues'
  • Members stick to their positions in WTO agriculture special session
  • Deep divisions remain on transparency in government procurement
  • Northern agriculture subsidies come under attack at ECOSOC
  • TWN statement on agriculture at ECOSOC
  • Developing countries against trade facilitation rules in WTO
  • Report on African ministers' meeting for Cancun
  • NGO statements on CAP reform
  • India cautions on Singapore issues, at Egypt mini-ministerial
  • Report on development session at WTO public symposium
  • Report on competition session at WTO public symposium
  • WTO symposium debates investment issue
  • Report on WTO public symposium opening session
  • Report on European Parliament hearing on WTO
  • Developing countries lay out strategic approach to Cancun at TNC meet
  • WTO investment treaty will harm world's poor, say NGOs
  • Many developing countries don't want to start investment negotiations
  • No consensus on competition in WTO, say many developing countries
  • No decision on para 6 at TRIPS Council meet
  • Africa reiterates proposal to ban life patents
  • Letter in NY Times over US-EU fued over biotech food
  • WHO adopts resolution on IPRs and Public Health after wrangling over text
  • Former UK trade minister says trade liberalisation hurts the poor and developing countries
  • Developing countries should not be coerced into investment negotiations, says Indian trade minister
  • Comments on EC proposal on modalities for Singapore issues
  • Asia Pacific workshop urges proper national policiesand laws to maximise rights on patents and medicines
  • African countries against negotiating Singapore issues
  • Talks towards Cancun shouldn't be at our expense
  • NGOs call on governments to drop investment issue at Cancun
  • WTO is wrong venue for investment negotiations: Report of seminar on 20 March
  • General Council suspends decision/discussion on TRIPS para 6 negotiations
  • Developing countries cautioned against services liberalization commitments in GATS/WTO
  • Guide to countries on handling the WTO services negotiations
  • NAM Summit ends with a call for a new global human order
  • Critique by BL Das of Chairman's text on WTO agriculture modalities
  • NGOs call for rejection of WTO's agriculture modalities paper

     


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