Doha Round Negotiations 'Fully' Resume; Lamy Sees Favourable Conditions For Deal

Volume
11,
Number
4
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7 February 2007
7 February 2007
Six months after the Doha Round talks broke down in acrimony, trade diplomats have restarted negotiations in another push for a deal. "I am pleased to be able to report some positive news," WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy told Member delegations on 7 February. "We have resumed our negotiations...
7 February 2007
Several of the US' top trading partners have expressed dissatisfaction with the Bush administration's proposed reforms for future agricultural subsidy spending, unveiled on 31 January. They had hoped for a clearer signal from Washington that it wanted to move towards reducing trade-distorting farm...
7 February 2007
A two week-long 'informal' cluster of services meetings concluded on 2 February, with an informal session convened by negotiations Chair Ambassador Fernando de Mateo of Mexico (see BRIDGES Weekly , 24 January 2007). The discussions came at a time of increased focus on the services negotiations. In...
7 February 2007
US Trade Representative Susan Schwab announced on 2 February that Washington has initiated WTO dispute settlement proceedings against China, alleging that a range of subsidy programmes illegally support the export of manufactured goods as well as discriminate against imports. The US requested...
7 February 2007
A group of the world's top climate scientists has issued its strongest ever warning that human activity is to blame for climate change, and that global temperatures and extreme weather phenomena will increase unless greenhouse gas emissions are substantially reduced. In a report issued on 2...
7 February 2007
EVENTS For a more comprehensive list of events in trade and sustainable development, please refer to ICTSD's web calendar at: http://www.ictsd.org/cal/index.htm . If you would like to submit an event, please email [email protected]
7 February 2007
FAO CALLS FOR MAJOR CHANGES TO FOOD AID SYSTEM Major changes in the way international food aid is managed and delivered are necessary, said the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in its latest annual report. "The State of Food and Agriculture 2006," released on 24 January 2007, focused on...
7 February 2007
NEW TRENDS IN TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER: IMPLICATIONS FOR NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL POLICY. By John Barton. International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, February 2007. One in a series of publications aimed at promoting a better understanding of the proper role of intellectual property in...
7 February 2007
INFORMAL DISCUSSIONS ON TRADE FACILITATION PICKING UP MOMENTUM The WTO Negotiating Group on Trade Facilitation met on 31 January for informal consultations on all elements of the mandate to cut red tape and other obstacles to the flow of goods, including, special and differential treatment,...
7 February 2007
EVENTS For a more comprehensive list of events in trade and sustainable development, please refer to ICTSD's web calendar at: http://www.ictsd.org/cal/index.htm . If you would like to submit an event, please email [email protected]
7 February 2007
FAO CALLS FOR MAJOR CHANGES TO FOOD AID SYSTEM Major changes in the way international food aid is managed and delivered are necessary, said the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in its latest annual report. "The State of Food and Agriculture 2006," released on 24 January 2007, focused on...