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French centre-right MEPs call for taking into account EU agricultural sensitivies in Doha Round

The next INTA committee meeting on 15 October will discuss amendments to a planned motion for a resolution on the WTO Doha Development Agenda. French MEPs Tokia Saifi and Fank Proust, of the centre-right EPP group and members of the committee reveal how much agricultural protection remains a French concern. …


Draft INTA report on TiSA

MEP Viviane Reding has released a draft report on the ongoing plurilateral Trade in Services negotiations. The text says TiSA should be “a stepping-stone towards renewed ambitions at WTO level for a positive list in market access”, wants the EU “to carry out the negotiations on a preferential basis and …

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Miniature package on Doha work programme for Nairobi Ministerial in sight

After the G20 meeting of trade ministers in Istanbul on Monday and Tuesday, WTO DG Roberto Azevedo said that a package of “potential deliverables” for the Nairobi meeting “could include: export competition [in agriculture], a package of development and LDC issues, and some transparency provisions”. He added: “These are promising …