WTO & Agriculture

Fact Sheets & Reports
Report Warns Poor Countries Against Signing Bad Trade Deals Oxfam, April 27, 2006
Stakes High in US vs EC GM Crops Dispute Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy, September 13, 2005 Full Report
The July Framework: Failing the Development Agenda Intstitute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, July 2005
A Human Rights Perspective on Agriculture Trade & The WTO Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, March 2005
WTO Agreement on Agriculture: A Decade of Dumping Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, February 9, 2005 Read the press release
Widespread Ag Dumping From U.S. Food Companies Continues Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, February 10, 2004
U.S. Implementation of Trade Rules Bypasses Food Safety Requirements Public Citizen, July 2003
WTO Agreement on Agriculture:Suitable Model for a Global System? Foreign Policy in Focus, June 2002
Freedom to Trade? Trading Away American Family Farms Food First, Fall 2001
WTO, Agricultural Deregulation and Food Security Foreign Policy in Focus, December 1999

Articles & Statements
Poor states seeks cotton safety net due to slump Reuters, October 16, 2009

Farmers take to streets as Doha trade talks start in India Christian Science Monitor, September 3, 2009
US faces sanctions in cotton row BBC, August 31, 2009
WTO misses mark in U.S. cotton case Delta Farm Press, June 11, 2008
White House in stand-off over farm subsidies bill Financial Times, February 4, 2008
U.S. Election Fever May Delay Doha Talks Inter Press Service, January 21, 2008
EU, U.S still hoping for 2008 Doha deal Reuters, January 21, 2008
WTO releases formal ruling against US cotton subsidies, opens door to sanctions Canadian Press, December 18, 2007
WTO Opens Probe of US Farm Subsidies Associated Press, December 17, 2007
WTO members aim to finish Doha talks next year Reuters, November 30, 2007

Free trade in rice can lead to more hunger – study Reuters, November 1, 2007
A Doha Deal Remains Elusive Women’s Wear Daily, September 18, 2007
U.S. urges reciprocity in Doha talks on farming Reuters, September 17, 2007
Farm trade talks “getting places”, WTO chair says Reuters, September 14, 2007
Last Roll of the Dice for the Doha Round? Bridges (ICTSD), September 5, 2007
US Farm Bill a setback for Doha Talks Business Daily Africa, August 30, 2007
National Family Farm Coalition Welcomes Doha Suspension NFFC Press Release, July 26, 2006
Grassley Opposes Renewal of Trade Benefits for Poor Countries Bloomberg News, July 27, 2006
WTO Ministers Approve Accord, Overcoming Farm, Access Obstables Bloomberg, December 18, 2005
African Nations Call for US to Eliminate Cotton Subsidies Los Angeles Times, December 17, 2005

West African Ministers say WTO Cotton Plan Not Enough Reuters, December 17, 2005
The WTO: Food for Thought? Le Monde Diplomatique, December 15, 2005
Cotton, Acid Test for Doha Round Inter Press Service, December 15, 2005
Cost of WTO “Development Round” Could Outweigh Benefits Center for Economic Policy Research, December 15, 2005
Impasse Over Farm Trade Undermines WTO Summit in Hong Kong Associated Press, December 7,2005
Farm Issues Stall Talks for a Deal on Trade New York Times, November 10, 2005
WTO Deadlocked on Farm Import Tariffs Associated Press, October 31, 2005
WTO Rejects EU Banana Proposal, Backs Latin Growers Bloomberg, October 27, 2005
Dispute Over Farm Subsidies Stall Global Trade Negotiations Washington Post, October 16, 2005
U.S. Agriculture Proposal Falls Short at WTO Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy, October 10, 2005

Zoellisk Warns Brazil Not to Pursue Sanctions New York Times, October 7, 2005
EU Asks for WTO Arbitration in Latam Banana Dispute Reuters, September 27, 2005
Nations Criticize EU on WTO Sugar Ruling Associated Press, September 20, 2005
U.S. Farm Leader Denounce WTO in Korea National Family Farm Coalition, September 9, 2005
Civil Society Declaration on the G-20 Ministerial Meetings at Bhurban, Pakistan September 8, 2005
The High Cost of Cotton Boston Globe, March 20, 2005
WTO Upholds Complaint Over Cotton Aid Associated Press, March 3, 2005
U.S. Wins WTO Complaint Against EU Food-Name Rules Bloomberg, November 18, 2004
EU Challenges U.S., Canada Retaliation for Beef Ban Bloomberg, November 8, 2004
Developing Countries Prepare for ‘Banana Battle’ Inter Press Service, October 28, 2004

U.S. Appeals Ruling Against Cotton Subsidies Washington Times, October 19, 2004
U.S. Appeals WTO Ruling on Cotton Subsidies Inter Press Service, October 18, 2004
EU Asked to Delay Sugar Reforms Inter Press Service, October 7, 2004
WTO Delays Decision on E.U.’s Biotech Ban Associated Press, August 27, 2004
GM Trade War Outcome Delayed Friends of the Earth, August 26, 2004
Cautious Optimism and Holistic Thinking: Thoughts on WTO’s Ruling on EU’s Sugar Subsidies ZMag, August 8, 2004
Indian Farmers Fear New WTO Deal Inter Press Service, August 4, 2004
Farmers Brace for Trade Accord Washington Times, August 3, 2004
The Impact of the Proposed Agriculture Framework on Indonesia Focus on the Global South, July 27, 2004
Farmers Groups from EU, Japan, Canada Voice Concern About Trade Talks Agence France Presse, July 26, 2004

US Won’t Shift Agriculture Position Despite WTO Cotton Ruling Agence France Presse, June 26, 2004
U.S. Policies Enrich Agribusiness, Not Farmers Topeka Capital-Journal, May 17, 2004
EU Farm Subsidy Plan May Unlock WTO Talks, Trade Ministers Say Bloomberg, May 13, 2004
WTO Challenge May Affect GM Bans ABC News (Australia), April 28, 2004
WTO Ruling Against U.S. Cotton Has Broad Ramifications for Farm Policy Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, April 27, 2004
WTO Backs Brazil’s U.S. Cotton Complaints Associated Press, April 26, 2004
WTO farm talks fizzle Reuters, April 26, 2004
U.S. Farmers Call on Zoellick to Reverse Stance on Agriculture Nationial Family Farm Coalition, September 13, 2003
Future of Millions of Farmers at Stake InterPress Service, September 13, 2003
Developing Countries Use Fair Trade to Address Commodity Crisis Institute for Agricultural and Trade Policy, September 11, 2003

Agriculture out of Negotiations National Family Farm Coalition, September 7, 2003
Pushes for Fair Trade Rules in Cancun Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, September 5, 2003