Doha ‘Stocktaking’ Begins in Geneva

Volume
14,
Number
11
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24 March 2010
24 March 2010
Answering a call made by trade ministers late last year, senior officials are meeting in Geneva this week to "take stock" of the remaining gaps in the WTO's struggling Doha Round of world trade talks. This week's meetings were intended to help officials determine whether they could secure a new...
24 March 2010
In an unexpected blow to the marine conservation community, a proposal to prohibit trade in bluefin tuna was defeated in a vote last week at the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Proponents of the...
24 March 2010
Chinese Minister of Commerce Chen Deming declared this week that pushing China to allow the yuan to appreciate is irrational given the current fragile state of the world economy. Addressing the 2010 China Development Forum in Beijing, Chen acknowledged the global trade imbalance but said that the...
24 March 2010
India's Commerce and Industry Minister, Anand Sharma, announced on Monday that the free-trade agreement now under negotiation with the European Union will not harm India's flourishing pharmaceuticals industry. Sharma's announcement to reporters in New Delhi follows outbursts from several critics...
24 March 2010
The European Union's trade chief took fresh blows at the United States this week for holding up progress in global trade talks at the WTO, while also signalling that the EU is unwilling to make further market access concessions in agriculture. Speaking at the London School of Economics on Monday,...
24 March 2010
On Tuesday, the World Trade Organisation transmitted a final yet confidential ruling in the long-standing dispute between the US and the EU over the subsidies that Brussels provides to Airbus, the flagship European aircraft manufacturer. Aerospace rivals Boeing and Airbus have both claimed victory...
24 March 2010
24-25 March, Langat Basin, Malaysia. INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM: HARMONISING ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS WITH SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL OF RIVER BASINS. This international symposium is an initiative of the Hydrology for the Environment, Life and Policy (HELP) Initiative of the International...
24 March 2010
THE TRUE COST OF CHEAP FOOD. By Timothy A. Wise. Resurgence , March/April 2010. In this article for Resurgence magazine, Global Development and Environment Institute researcher Timothy Wise explains the contradictory nature of food and agriculture under globalisation. He argues that cheap food...