WTO News Archive

Kamal Nath, US leaders discuss WTO and bilateral issues Domain-B, June 12, 2008
Lamy: ‘Moment of Truth’ for the Doha Round International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, June 12, 2008
WTO misses mark in U.S. cotton case Delta Farm Press, June 11, 2008
Russian Dep PM sees WTO talks progress Reuters, June 4, 2008
Russia, Saudi sign bilateral WTO deal-ministry Reuters, June 3, 2008
WTO deal still elusive as texts fail to break deadlock Agence France-Presse, May 31, 2008
WTO members want more transparency in China trade policies Agence France-Presse, May 23, 2008
China promises more flexibility on currency, trade Agence France-Presse, May 21, 2008
WTO negotiators still divided over industrial goods Reuters, January 22, 2008

Doha Round Stuck on Issues of Development (again) Inter Press Service, January 21, 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
US urges Antigua to delay WTO sanctions on Internet gambling AFP, December 21, 2007
WTO rules against US duties on Mexican steel imports The Canadian Press, December 20, 2007
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
China downplays WTO subsidy deal reached last week with US Associated Press, December 4, 2007
Clinton doubts benefits of Doha round revival Financial Times, December 3, 2007
Clinton would take ‘hard look’ at Doha round: interview AFP, December 3, 2007

WTO members aim to finish Doha talks next year Reuters, November 30, 2007
US Congress action seen if Doha breakthrough comes Reuters, November 28, 2007
Political will to conclude Doha round secured – WTO Reuters, September 19, 2007
A Doha Deal Remains Elusive Women’s Wear Daily, September 18, 2007
Deal close on key issues in WTO talks – EU’s Mandelson Reuters, September 17, 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
U.S. Asks WTO to Rule in Piracy Dispute With China Bloomberg, August 13, 2007
WTO Global Trade Talks Resume as Regional Deals Loom Bloomberg, August 3, 2007

Time is Running Out for WTO Pact International Herold Tribune, June 25, 2006
Where is the Development? Africa Renewal, June 1, 2006
Report Warns Poor Countries Against Signing Bad Trade Deals Oxfam, April 27, 2006
Bid to Pin Down Outline of a Trade Deal Financial Times, March 10, 2006
WTO Rules US Tax Breaks Illegal; EU May Retaliate Bloomberg, February 13, 2006
Dispute Over Farm Subsidies Stall Global Trade Negotiations Washington Post, October 16, 2005
Lamy’s Wish List May Prove Too Ambitious Business Standard, September 19, 2005
Report Warns Poor Countries Against Signing Bad Trade Deals Oxfam, April 27, 2006
Letter to Lamy Objecting Non-Inclusion Ministerials to Conclude the Doha Round April 18, 2006
The Doha Round is Not the Answer to the US Trade Deficit April 11, 2006

Poorest Nations Hit Hardest by WTO Agenda, Study Finds Inter-Press Service, March 15, 2006
April 30 is WTO “Drop Dead Date”: Portman Reuters, March 8, 2006
It Takes More Than Free Trade to End Poverty The Independent, February 3, 2006
Officials Fail to narrow Gap in Davos Talks Bloomberg, January 28, 2006
The Party of Davos The Nation, January 26, 2006
The WTO’s Development Crumbs Foreign Policy in Focus, January 23, 2006
Senators Vote to Kill Trade Law Washington Post, December 22, 2005
Development Left Behind in WTO Agreement in Hong Kong Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, December 19, 2005
Global Trade Talks Accomplish Little; The Week Lost Focus Wall Street Journal, December 18, 2005

Hong Kong Police Arrest South Korean WTO Activists Bloomberg, December 18, 2005
WTO Ministerial Collapse is Narrowly Averted by Paperting Over Divides Public Citizen, December 18, 2005
No WTO Progress on Manufactured Goods Associated Press, December 16, 2005
Protesters, Police Clash at WTO Meeting Associated Press, December 13, 2005
Protesters Say Reform or Junk the Trade Talks Inter Press Service, December 12, 2005
Fair Trade For None Project Syndicate, December 9, 2005
A Decade of Results Shows the WTO Model has Failed Public Citizen, December 7, 2005
Impasse Over Farm Trade Undermines WTO Summit in Hong Kong Associated Press , December 7, 2005
WTO Enshrines Drug’s Deal for Poor States in Treaty Reuters, December 6, 2005
Hong Kong to Exclude Troublemakers at WTO United Press International, December 5, 2005

WTO Lays Out Draft for Hong Kong Summit Associated Press, November 26, 2005
Can the Doha Round Still Help Poor Nations? Reuters, November 25, 2005
EU Trade Chief Warns of High Stakes in WTO Talks Agence France Press, November 23, 2005
US-Europe Deadlock Said Jeapardizes WTO Associated Press, November 14, 2005
Farm Issues Stall Talks For A Deal on Trade New York Times, November 10, 2005
Ministers to Take a New Track for Trade Talks Wall Street Journal, November 10, 2005
US Says Next Week is critical in WTO Pact Reuters, November 2, 2005
WTO Deadlocked on Farm Import Tariffs Associated Press, October 31, 2005
EU’s Trade Partners Demand Deeper Cuts to Farm Tariffs Wall Street Journal, October 21, 2005

U.S. Farm Leader Denounce WTO in Korea National Family Farm Coalition, September 9, 2005
WTO: Some Tough Questions for the G20 Focus on the Global South, September 8, 2005
Mini-Ministerial Meeting to be Held in Paris Agence Europe, September 6, 2005
WTO General Council Meeting Starts with a Whimper Global Exchange, July 26, 2005
Why the Airbus-Boeing Case Could Wreck the WTO, and How to Stop It? Newsweek International, April 4, 2005
The Walking Zombie of the WTO Global Exchange, March 12, 2005
WTO Mini-Ministerial at Mombasa Third World Network-Africa, March 7, 2005
At 10-Year Mark, WTO Has Failed to Deliver on Promised Economic Gains Public Citizen, January 11, 2005
The Excessive Cost of WTO Admission International Herald Tribune, December 16, 2004
Poor Countries Race to Make Their Voice Heard At WTO Inter Press Service, December 10, 2004

Punitive Tariffs Are Added to U.S. Goods Associated Press, November 27, 2004
U.S. Faces Tariffs In EU Response To Trade Dispute Wall Street Journal, November 18, 2004
EU Takes Aim at Sensitive U.S. Products Associated Press, November 17, 2004
EU, Other Nations Submit List of Targeted US Imports in Dumping Dispute Agence France Presse, November 11, 2004
EU, Japan Seek Sanctions on U.S. Goods Over Handouts Bloomberg, November 10, 2004
EU to WTO: U.S., Canada Sanctions Illegal Reuters, November 8, 2004
Breakdown of Trust Threatens Global Free Trade Sunday Times, November 3, 2004
Contradiction in WTO Rules Could Develop into Trade Fight Miami Herald, November 1, 2004
WTO Aiming for Mini-Ministerial in 2005 Agence France Presse, November 1, 2004
E.U. Set To Lift Sanctions For Now Washington Post, October 25, 2004

U.S. Embarks on Trade Fight With Europe Los Angeles Times, October 7, 2004
Cambodia: WTO Entry Far From Being Rosy Inter Press Service, September 22, 2004
WTO Argues for Extensive Economic Migration Agence France Presse, September 16, 2004
WTO Reveals Details of Ruling on Subsidies Associated Press, September 8, 2004
U.S. Could Face New Export Tariffs Wall Street Journal, September 1, 2004
U.S. Vows To Meet WTO Obligations Reuters, August 31, 2004
WTO: The Dope Trick United Press International, August 24, 2004
WTO Framework Approved Southwest Farm Press, August 12, 2004
Nobel Laureate Economist Says WTO Talks Need to Be Focused on Poor Countries Agence France Presse, August 9, 2004
The Tide of Free Trade Will Not Float All Boats Financial Times, August 3, 2004

Secrecy of WTO Process Condemned Public Citizen, August 2, 2004
Promises, Promises at WTO Talks Agence France Presse, August 1, 2004
Highlights of WTO Framework Trade Deal Associated Press, July 31, 2004
WTO Accused of Lack of Transparency, Pressuring Poor Members Pressuring Poor Members, July 30, 2004
Tempers Fray as WTO Talks Rumble on Without Result Agence France Presse, July 29, 2004
Ministers Hint at WTO Walk Out Associated Press, July 28, 2004
At Talks, a Sense of Urgency Miami Herald, July 27, 2004
WTO Chief: ‘Lot of Work’ Needed for Deal Reuters, July 27, 2004
Big Powers Bullying Poor to Get Trade Deal in WTO Talks, Critics Say Reuters, July 26, 2004
WTO Draft: Poor Get the Short Shrift Again Economic Times, July 24, 2004

Criticisms Force Revisions in WTO Trade Pact Reuters, July 23, 2004
UK Calls for World Rethink on Trade Politics Financial Express, July 10, 2004
Africans Ask WTO To Drop 3 of Singapore Issues Financial Express, July 2, 2004
WTO Chief Gives One Month Challenge to Member States for Trade Round Agence France Presse, April 22, 2004
Small Consolation for Seattle’s WTO Protestors Washington State Labor Council, March 26, 2004
Europe Tarriff Tags US Goods CBSNews, February 27, 2004
WTO questions US trade measures BBC News, January 16, 2004
Ministers to discuss stalled WTO talks at Davos Reuters, January 6, 2004
WTO Geneva Meeting: No Deal Better than a Bad Deal Friends of the Earth, December 15, 2003
WTO members miss deadline to relaunch trade talks Agence France Presse, December 15, 2003

WTO states will fail to restart trade talks by Dec 15 deadline Agence France Presse, December 9, 2003
U.S. to Comply with WTO Order: Bush Retracting Steel Tariffs Early Shows Americans that WTO is Boss Public Citizen, December 4, 2003
USWA Condemns Lifting of Steel Tariffs as “Capitulating to European Blackmail.” United Steelworkers of America, December 4, 2003
Corporate America Out to Kill G-21 Bangkok Post, November 1, 2003
A New Beginning for WTO After Cancun Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, October 10, 2003
WTO Talks Collapse as US and EU Try to Push Harmful Trade Policies on the People of the World Citizens Trade Campaign, September 14, 2003
Defining Success at the 5th WTO Ministerial in Cancun Public Citizen, September 13, 2003
NGOs Call Attacks on G-23 at WTO Talks Shameful Letter from U.S. NGOs, September 13, 2003
NGOs Call for an End to Bullying Tactics at WTO Talks Public Citizen, September 13, 2003

Negotiations Update From the World Trade Organization Friends of the Earth, September 12, 2003
WTO Closes Doors to Workers, Environmentalist and Farmers Environmentalist and Farmers, September 12, 2003
NGO Letter to Ambassador Zoellick Opposing WTO Investment Negotiations August 1, 2003

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