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TWN Info: US blocks outcomes, collapsing WTO ministerial conference like house of cards

Published by rudy Date posted on December 15, 2017

Contents: US blocks outcomes, collapsing MC11 like house of cards Published in SUNS #8597 dated 15 December 2017 Buenos Aires, 14 Dec (D. Ravi Kanth) – The World Trade Organization’s eleventh ministerial conference (MC11) collapsed here on Wednesday like a house of cards, after the United States single handedly blocked outcomes on mandated decisions and…

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TiSA: Trade in Services Agreement is bad news for workers and communities

Published by rudy Date posted on November 10, 2016

10 November 2016, http://www.ituc-csi.org/tisa-trade-in-services-agreement As trade negotiators representing 50 countries meet behind closed doors to try and finalise the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) before the end of the year, the ITUC has released a new analysis of leaked information about the deal “All about TiSA: Everything you didn’t know about the Trade in Services…

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Philippines ratifies WTO trade facilitation deal

Published by rudy Date posted on October 29, 2016

By Louella Desiderio (The Philippine Star), October 29, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines has ratified the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) which seeks to make trading of goods easier through lower costs and streamlined procedures.

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Civil society expresses shock at draft agriculture text

Published by rudy Date posted on December 18, 2015

Published in SUNS #8159 dated 18 December 2015 Nairobi, 17 Dec (Ranja Sengupta) – Civil society representatives present at the WTO Ministerial Conference (MC10) have expressed deep shock and disappointment over a draft text on Agriculture released in the early hours of the morning here on the third day of the Conference.

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WTO talks on ‘brink of failure’: Lamy

Published by rudy Date posted on May 1, 2011

Lamy added to the gloomy atmosphere that has prevailed in recent weeks after negotiators met at WTO headquarters in Geneva to take stock of their most recent attempts to overcome a decade of deadlock.

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Phl joins other countries in pushing forward Doha talks

Published by rudy Date posted on May 1, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines has joined other countries in moving forward the negotiations in the long-stalled Doha Development Agenda, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said.

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Published by rudy Date posted on September 21, 2010

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RP-US trade spat looms at WTO

Published by editor Date posted on January 17, 2010

The US filed a case against the  Philippines before the World Trade  Organization (WTO), citing higher excise taxes Manila had slapped on imported distilled spirits.

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US wants Asia to lift service sector barriers

Published by rudy Date posted on October 15, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The United States said last Tuesday that it would not endorse any new global trade accord unless it contained a “solid” deal on services, urging Asian nations in particular to liberalize the lucrative sector. “We know that the biggest gains to the global economy are likely to derive from multilateral services liberalization, but…

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Actions on NAMA in the Philippines

Published by rudy Date posted on September 18, 2009

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Claims of a breakthrough at India (WTO) Ministerial do not bear out

Published by rudy Date posted on September 11, 2009

Claims of a breakthrough in the Doha round of global trade talks following last week’s ministerial in India appear to follow a familiar pattern for such meetings: namely, that such claims are a bit premature when you examine the details of what actually happened.

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Department of Agriculture vows sufficient protection for agri sector in WTO meet

Published by rudy Date posted on September 7, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – Agriculture Undersecretary Bernie Fondevilla assured yesterday that the government would “maintain sufficient protection measures” for the agriculture sector.

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Trade chiefs say tough work ahead to clinch Doha deal

Published by rudy Date posted on September 6, 2009

NEW DELHI (AFP) – – Ministers from key trading nations who agreed to resume stalled talks on a new global free-trade pact say big hurdles remain to clinching a deal that has eluded negotiators for years.

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RP panel urged to defend agricultural sector at WTO meet

Published by rudy Date posted on September 6, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – Agriculture Secretary Arthur Yap and other senior trade officials attending the ongoing Ministerial Meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in India are being urged to remain firm in defending the Philippine agricultural sector against unfair trade deals that may be detrimental to Filipino farmers.

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WTO talks have ‘long way to travel’–India

Published by rudy Date posted on September 5, 2009

NEW DELHI: India’s trade minister reminded World Trade Organization (WTO) members Friday of the work needed to clinch a new global free-trade pact next year as ministers from more than 30 countries wrapped up a two-day meeting here.

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Pursuing a Doha trade deal is a low priority

Published by rudy Date posted on August 22, 2009

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Global trade revival key to recovery: WTO chief

Published by rudy Date posted on August 5, 2009

NEW DELHI (AFP) – A swift conclusion to a new world trade pact could serve as a powerful stimulus for recovery from the global financial crisis, WTO chief Pascal Lamy said in an interview published Tuesday.

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Long-running tariff feud results in WTO rap — EU

Published by rudy Date posted on August 4, 2009

A long-standing complaint on “unfair” and “discriminatory” excise taxes the government imposes on European distilled spirits has forced the European Union (EU) to bring it to the attention of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, it was learned.

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EU turns to WTO in alcohol row with Philippines

Published by rudy Date posted on July 30, 2009

The European Union (EU) said Wednesday it had begun action against the Philippines at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over what the bloc claims are excessively high duties imposed on imports of EU brandy and whisky.

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Trade safeguards pose risk

Published by rudy Date posted on July 24, 2009

GENEVA – TRADE safeguards used by countries to protect their industries risk doing more harm than good in the current global economic crisis, the WTO said on Wednesday.

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Government pressed to raise trade barriers

Published by rudy Date posted on July 3, 2009

As WTO cuts trade forecast PRESSURE on the Philippine government to raise trade barriers mounted, as the World Trade Organization (WTO) warned of rising protectionism amid the economic crisis and sharply cut its forecast for trade volumes of developed and developing economies this year.

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Creation of advisory body for trade talks urged

Published by rudy Date posted on July 2, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – Local businessmen asked yesterday the government to create an advisory council that will help the Philippines negotiate trade deals with other countries.

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Philippines criticized over pork

Published by rudy Date posted on June 30, 2009

PORK producers in Brazil, Latin America’s biggest exporter, may pursue a complaint at the World Trade Organization against the Philippines because the Southeast Asian nation was blocking imports, an industry official said.

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China accused over unfair trade

Published by rudy Date posted on June 25, 2009

The US and European Union (EU) have filed complaints that China is unfairly limiting its raw material exports.

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WTO: Why India and China Said No to U.S.

Published by rudy Date posted on July 3, 2008

by Bruce Einhorn and Mehul Srivastava from Business Week Trade talks broke down July 29 as India and China refused to bow to U.S. demands on agricultural subsidies It’s not often that China and India find themselves on the same side. They’re the world’s most populous countries and have two of the fastest-growing economies, but…

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TUCP Statement on the WTO Review

Published by rudy Date posted on November 21, 2001

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