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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

2008-07-29 06:00:26

By Stephen Castle As seven years of global trade talks approach another nervy climax, China is emerging as a central player - and coming under heavy criticism from the United States and others for its tough tactics.

2006-09-05 09:13:05

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - European trade chief Peter Mandelson said on Tuesday he would head to Washington later this month as part of attempts to revive the World Trade Organization's Doha round of trade liberalization talks.

2006-08-29 01:59:53

By Chris Buckley BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States has asked Beijing to help rescue deadlocked WTO trade talks, the top U.S. trade official said on Tuesday, courting China as a potential ally whose economy has soared due to trade liberalization. U.S.

2006-08-08 16:58:02

BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazil will ask the World Trade Organization to open a dispute panel about U.S. cotton subsidies, Brazilian trade officials said on Tuesday. Brazil wants the panel to decide if the United States complied with a 2004 ruling that U.S.

2006-07-27 12:04:45

GENEVA (Reuters) - World Trade Organization (WTO) chief Pascal Lamy promised on Thursday to keep up the pressure for a resumption of free trade talks which collapsed earlier this week over farm reform.

2006-07-25 06:45:59

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday accused the European Union of issuing a "false and misleading" statement blaming it for the suspension of global free trade talks.

2006-07-24 05:28:29

By Richard Waddington and William Schomberg GENEVA (Reuters) - Talks by major trade powers to save the World Trade Organisation's Doha Round collapsed on Monday, leaving the future of negotiations on a global free trade deal shrouded in doubt.

2006-07-24 04:37:48

GENEVA (Reuters) - Last-ditch talks by major trade powers to save the World Trade Organization's Doha Round collapsed on Monday, leaving the future of negotiations on a global free trade deal in doubt. A well-placed trade diplomat said: "The G6 talks have collapsed.

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