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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.
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.
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.
With EU Deal, Russia Paves Way for WTO
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
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.
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.
WTO calls meeting to revitalize Doha trade
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.
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.
Google Claims W.T.O. Rules Protect Internet
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
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.
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
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.