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  1. HK trade chief to put Doha talks on agenda

    Posted Oct 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's trade chief says he will push for continuation of the Doha round of World Trade Organisation talks on cutting agricultural tariffs during the Bangkok Apec meetings. ... in governance among developing economies. Mr Tsang said: 'We want to use this Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation forum to continue to push the Doha agenda.' Talks start today with his ...

  2. Trade strategy

    Posted Sep 18th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Round' of trade talks. The Doha Round was intended to balance the claims of developed and developing nations, and the failure in Cancun bodes ill for its success. Share your views: write to us. ... China and India forced the shutdown of global trade talks in Cancun, Mexico, this week, over US and European refusal to put agriculture on the negotiating table. China has emerged ...

  3. Siding with the little guys

    Posted Sep 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... themselves what the WTO is supposed to achieve. Eliminating trade barriers in both developed and underdeveloped countries was certainly the goal of the Doha Development Agenda, held in Qatar two ... Countries. Prior to the Cancun talks, India had been concerned about China's stance on these issues, as it could tip the balance. Other developing countries had been testing China's ...

  4. Environment talks must be more than hot air

    Posted Dec 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... With environment ministers from around the world meeting in Milan this week, global warming is set to be a subject of acrimonious debate. The Kyoto Protocol, signed in 1997, aims to cut emissions of the most damaging greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, to 95 ...

  5. Keep focusing on the bigger picture

    Posted Oct 15th 2003, 12:00am by Mike Moore

    ... There will be an opportunity at next week's Apec summit in Thailand for leaders to send a message - that they want to conclude the Doha Development Round by the end of next year. Apec ... talks. European Commissioner Pascal Lamy has called the WTO process medieval. He is wrong. It is Jurassic. However, let us not be sidetracked by process at Apec or the World Trade Organisation. ...

  6. The truly amazing Chinese economic juggernaut

    Posted Dec 08th 2003, 12:00am by Mike Moore

    ... in Asia, problems remain, especially in banking and property. Meanwhile, the nation's economic diplomats are not waiting for the Doha round of trade talks to conclude. Bilateral and regional ... there are rules and a binding disputes system to handle these conflicts. The headlines should now read 'Peace Talks in Geneva'. That is what the World Trade Organisation offers, a peaceful, ...

  7. Looking for progress in Cancun trade talks

    Posted Sep 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... When the current round of World Trade Organisation negotiations was launched in Doha, Qatar, in 2001, trade ministers dubbed it the development round. Ensuring that the least developed ... of that. The current round of WTO talks has been beset by deadlocks and missed deadlines. However, the recent agreement on easing of patent restrictions on drugs for diseases like Aids should ...

  8. Hong Kong bids to host next round of WTO talks

    Posted Sep 13th 2003, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... 2005 deadline to finish the round, agreed to at the previous WTO ministerial meeting in Doha, Qatar, in 2001. Mr Tang, who is attending the meeting, said that, since Hong Kong has no tariffs, ... States consulate to protest against the WTO talks. ...

  9. WTO chief turns to China to rally developing nations

    Posted Nov 11th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    .... 'China can't afford to sit on the sidelines and let others write all the trade rules. That is why China has a stake in the success of the Doha round of global trade talks,' he said. ... Allen T. Cheng in Beijing Chinese officials should work hard to revive global trade talks that failed two months ago in Cancun, Mexico, because China has a large stake in the success ...

  10. Battered, but not beaten

    Posted Sep 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not reached the end of the road for the Doha trade round. Had there been agreement, everybody would have stood to gain. The hesitant recovery of the world economy would have benefited from a boost ... on agricultural and industrial market access will be necessary for that to happen. While lamenting Cancun's failure, we should not lose sight of what has been achieved since the Doha Round ...




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