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  • ICC poll highlights business support for new trade round

    News | Trade & Society 08-11-2001

    An ICC opinion poll released on the eve of the Doha WTO meeting reveals that business leaders strongly support the launch of a new round of multilateral trade negotiations. Those who were polled cited improved market access and economic growth in general as the two main advantages that would stem from further trade liberalisation.

  • Pharmaceuticals could be key to success in Doha

    News | Trade & Society 07-11-2001

    Solving the differences between developing countries and the US over Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) and pharmaceuticals could be the key to launching a new round of trade negotiations in Doha. The commitment of developing countries to reaching a satisfactory agreement on this issue offers hope for flexibility on their part in other areas.

  • Fischler calls for emphasis on development in Doha

    News | Trade & Society 06-11-2001

    EU Agriculture Commissioner Franz Fischler called for a strong development theme to be incorporated into the trade negotiations that are due to take place in Doha this week. Mr Fischler's remark was made at the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) ministerial conference in Rome on 5 November in a speech which emphasised the importance of the EU as a market for the agricultural products of developing countries. He made an explicit link between this development theme and the liberalisation of developing countries' agriculture markets.

  • Lamy plays down implications of Doha cancellation

    News | Trade & Society 02-11-2001

    EU Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy has said that if the WTO meeting in Qatar was cancelled due to security concerns it would not reduce the chances of launching a new round of trade negotiations. In an interview with the Financial Times, Mr Lamy stated that it would more damaging if the meeting went ahead but failed to launch a new round of trade negotiations.

  • EU hails China’s final step towards WTO

    News | Trade & Society 18-09-2001

    The EU has welcomed the successful completion of a meeting in Geneva that has prepared the way for China's entry into the WTO. Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy said at the end of the meeting: "China's accession will make the WTO a truly global organisation."