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2011-04-23 00:00:30

"This WTO report is a stark wake up call for anyone who cares about the future of our oceans and our fishing communities," said WWF Senior Fellow David Schorr. "Governments have the power to stop using taxpayer money to promote fisheries depletion, so they need to act now to enact strong WTO rules to eliminate harmful fisheries subsidies." Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 22, 2011 World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is applauding the strong language in a long-awaited report that a key World Trade...

2009-11-25 09:00:00

Delivery of more than 100 rice bags to USTR headquarters highlights interfaith campaign for trade policy that supports global food security WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of 14 faith groups, led by American Jewish World Service (AJWS), delivered more than 100 "gift bags" of rice today to the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) demanding that U.S. trade negotiators support safeguard mechanisms for special products -- including food staples such as rice, maize and...

2009-10-22 13:19:00

SAO PAULO, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The huge challenges facing the world economy demonstrate -- if such demonstration was needed -- that we live in a global economic system and there is no escape behind protectionist trade barriers. World leaders, acting together, have taken decisive steps to reduce the risk of catastrophic failure of the financial system. In recognition of the need for global action, the G-20, a far more globally representative group than the G-8, has assumed the mantle...

2009-06-16 09:04:00

PARIS, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- - While Some States Envisage a "New Approach" to Resume the Doha Round, the Theses and Figures Put Forward by Pascal Lamy were Contested at the end of the International Workshop Organized at the Sorbonne on June 4th and 5th by momagri's Head Economist Bertrand Munier, University Professor and Chief Economist at momagri, stated at the end of this workshop: "agricultural price volatility, the impact of speculation and the progress made in...

2009-03-31 08:00:00

PARIS, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The completion of the Doha Round will obviously be presented at the impending G-20 Summit on April 2, as the solution to ward off protectionism. Yet, latest simulations by the momagri model prove that non-regulated liberalization in agriculture would, in the next 15 years, lead to: - A drastic drop in farmers' revenues in poorest nations (less 60 percent), - A lasting deterioration for importing developing nations (such as China and...

2008-12-29 10:00:00

Pledges Support for Obama Administration to Strengthen Trade Remedies PITTSBURGH, Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leo W. Gerard, President of the United Steelworkers (USW), today issued a statement and release of a letter calling on the Bush administration's top negotiators in the Doha Round of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to again reject the latest draft rules that would weaken workers' defense against predatory trade practices by undermining U.S. trade laws on illegal dumping and...

2008-12-02 15:09:20

The head of the World Trade Organization said talks on the cotton market that opened in Geneva Tuesday were a key to promoting development in the Third World. Director General Pascal Lamy told delegates to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development High Level Multistakeholder Meeting on Cotton that establishing an equitable cotton program has become a litmus test of the commitment to make the WTO Doha Round of global trade negotiations a truly development round. Developing...

2008-11-21 00:22:14

Asian-Pacific ministers, meeting in Lima Peru, said they're ready to meet in Geneva for an early conclusion to the stalled Doha Round of free trade talks. The ministers representing the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum said in a statement Thursday they "will step up our engagement with our partners as needed to urgently advance the negotiations, including being prepared to participate in a meeting in Geneva'' for an outline del by the end of the year, Kyodo news service reported. ''A...

2008-08-05 09:00:40

Jim Dickrell Perhaps the most under-reported story of the week last week was the collapse of the Doha Round of the World Trade Organization in Geneva. After almost seven years of negotiations, talks fell apart over arcane "safeguards" for advanced developing countries like India and China. If the U.S. and other pro-trade countries would have acquiesced on this point, China might have been free to raise tariffs when it felt threatened. (China has...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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