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2005 Press Releases

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Date Title
15.12.05 WTO Ministers successfully approve Tonga’s membership at Hong Kong Conference
14.12.05 Sweden gives CHF 1.96m for assistance on SPS standards
14.12.05 Recipients and donors review cooperation programme
13.12.05 Aid planned as a complement to a market access package
12.12.05 Aid for trade capacity in poorer countries up by 50 per cent since Doha
06.12.05 Members OK amendment to make health flexibility permanent
05.12.05 Denmark donates DKK 8.72 million to WTO technical assistance
29.11.05 Poorest countries given more time to apply intellectual property rules
23.11.05 Luxembourg donates 250,000 euros to the Doha Fund
23.11.05 The Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu to contribute to LDCs’ participation at Hong Kong Ministerial
15.11.05 Patricia Francis appointed as Executive Director of the International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO
11.11.05 WTO General Council successfully adopts Saudi Arabia’s terms of accession
02.11.05 Iceland contributes CHF 180,000 to WTO technical assistance for 2005 to 2007
27.10.05 Trade Growth in 2005 to slow from record 2004 pace
24.10.05 WTO Secretariat reports continuing declines in both new anti-dumping investigations and new final anti-dumping measures
19.09.05 Italy gives 1,000,000 euros to WTO technical assistance
29.07.05 Lamy announces his four Deputy Directors-General
25.07.05 Germany donates 1 million euros to WTO technical assistance
12.07.05 Spain contributes 320,000 euros to WTO technical assistance
12.07.05 Australia donates 195,000 Swiss Francs for the Standards and Trade Development Facility
30.06.05 Standards, ‘offshoring’ and air transport: focus of the new World Trade Report
10.06.05 Norway gives 10 million Norwegian Kroner to WTO technical assistance
08.06.05 Arthur Dunkel long time Director-General dies at 72
26.05.05 WTO Members choose Lamy as organization's 5th Director-General
25.05.05 The Netherlands to donate over CHF 4 million to WTO technical assistance
19.05.05 WTO Secretariat reports declines in both new anti-dumping investigations and new final anti-dumping measures
18.05.05 The United States to contribute US$ 992,000 to WTO technical assistance
12.05.05 Supachai welcomes appointment to UNCTAD, pledges continuing support for WTO and Doha Round
21.04.05 Canada donates C$156,000 for second Caribbean Regional Trade Policy Course
19.04.05 WTO welcomes public access to historical GATT documents on the Internet
14.04.05 Developing countries’ goods trade share surges to 50-year peak
24.03.05 The WTO and the Netherlands launch new trainee programme for LDCs
22.03.05 Korea donates 200,000 US dollars to WTO technical assistance
18.03.05 Canada donates 385,000 Swiss Francs for the Standards and Trade Development Facility
01.03.05 Supachai welcomes chance to lead UNCTAD, pledges continued support for DDA
15.02.05 WTO chairpersons for 2005
10.02.05 The United Kingdom donates 1.9 million Swiss Francs for the Standards and Trade Development Facility
11.01.05 Supachai welcomes EU-US decision on aircraft dispute
04.01.05 Four candidates nominated for the post of Director-General