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WTO's Lamy says final Doha countdown has begun
Reuters, 30 November 2010

Political leaders want negotiators to deliver them a global trade deal next year and the clock has started ticking on intensified talks, the head of the World Trade Organization said on Tuesday. More...

India & US protest farm subsidy breach
The Economic Times, 29 November 2010

India, the US and some other countries have protested growing instances of countries doling out higher levels of farm subsidies than agreed upon under the WTO.  More...

WTO envoys ready for Doha trade deal push in 2011
Reuters, 26 November 2010

Ambassadors at the WTO, heeding a call from leaders at the G20 and APEC summits, have agreed to push for an outline deal in the long-stalled Doha trade round by next summer.  More...

With EU Deal, Russia Paves Way for WTO Membership
The Wall Street Journal, 25 November, 2010

Russia and the European Union reached a deal Wednesday that could pave the way for Russia to join the World Trade Organization in 2011.  More...

Russian, EU officials to discuss WTO accession
RIA Novosti, 24 November 2010

A Russian delegation headed by First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov will meet with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and other top EU officials in Brussels. More...

WTO Ag Committee Meetings Report Released
Hoosier, 23 November 2010

During regular Agriculture Committee meetings by WTO Members last week, a growing number of members reported that their domestic support for farmers has exceeded limits committed in the WTO. More...

WTO calls meeting to revitalize Doha trade round
Reuters, 18 November 2010

World Trade Organization chief Pascal Lamy has invited its 153 member delegations to a meeting on November 30, seeking to build on calls this month by the G20 and APEC summits to finish the Doha round of global trade talks. More...

States chase regional trade deals despite Doha call
Reuters, 17 November 2010

A flurry of calls for free trade pacts at last week's G20 and APEC summits suggests participants are hedging their bets on the long-running global Doha talks. More...

Google Claims W.T.O. Rules Protect Internet Access
New York Times, 16 November 2010

With China evidently in its sights, Google has released a policy paper contending that countries that limit Internet users’ access to information providers outside their borders violate their WTO commitments. More...

India not for WTO dispute body on drug row with EU
Business Standard, 15 November 2010

On an indication that the drug seizure dispute with the European Union (EU) would be resolved, India has not sought setting up of a dispute settlement body in the WTO. More...

EU aims to conclude Doha trade talks by 2011
People’s Daily, 09 November 2010

The European Commission said that it aims to conclude the long-delayed Doha Round of global trade talks by the end of 2011 at the latest. More...

India, US should show courage to make compromises for WTO deal
The Economic Times, 08 November 2010

President Barack Obama said that both India and the US should show courage to make compromises for the successful conclusion of a global trade deal under the Doha negotiations of WTO. More...





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