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Het lijkt voorlopig niet zo voorspoedig te gaan met de WTO-onderhandelingen… Hieronder de IATP-blog van vandaag en een greep uit het internationale nieuws over de WTO-top.

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* IATP-blog
24 juli 2008: About last night

The new group of seven key WTO powers
(U.S., European Union, Japan, Australia, Brazil, India and the newly
added member China), met until the early hours of Thursday morning to
see whether they could thrash out a deal to save the Doha Round. The
effort seems so have failed.

Only those that were in the room
actually know what happened; and they are not talking. Rumors
circulating around the WTO suggest that it was a long, hard and
gruelling night. No progress to speak of, just a confirmation that
the differences between the seven members remain wide, and that no
one is prepared to make the next move. The talks could very possibly
collapse tonight.

A statement by WTO Director General
Pascal Lamy (
this morning confirmed that the seven countries "still remain
too far apart," but he has not given up.

– Carin Smaller

* Een
greep uit nieuwstitels op Google (search ‘WTO’) 24 juli, 19:50 uur

* Sarkozy says France won’t sign up for
WTO deal without changes – Forbes, NY – 1 hour ago

* "Big divergences" push WTO
talks towards crisis – Reuters

* WTO negotiations make some progress –

* WTO powers cite some progress in
marathon meeting – The Associated Press

* Developing countries seek to end WTO
banana split -Reuters, 3 hours ago

* WTO trade talks face banana slip-up-
diplomats – Cebu Daily News

* Bananas at centre of world trade row
– Burnley Express

* Little progress on WTO talks –
Hindustan Times, India – 3 hours ago

* WTO talks are pointless: Brazil –
Economic Times

* WTO chief: No breakthrough in trade
talks – Xinhua

* WTO talks make "some progress,"
but mood sombre – Reuters India

* "Big divergences" push WTO
talks towards crisis – Forbes, NY – 1 hour ago

* WTO talks set for ‘heavy-lifting’ to
prevent failure – Economic Times

* Trade powers work through night to
rescue WTO deal – Reuters

* India warms to US offer to help save
WTO talks – Reuters India

* WTO talks make "some progress,"
but mood sombre – Reuters South Africa, South Africa – 13 hours ago

* "Big divergences" hamper
progress in WTO talks – Forbes

* Administration: new US WTO offer
‘bold move’ – Southwest Farm Press

* Bush, Singh seek progress in WTO
talks-White House – Reuters – 46 minutes ago

* US urges others to match its WTO
concessions – Forbes

* Some progress in talks to save WTO
round – Business Spectator, Australia – 15 hours ago

* Tension hovers as WTO ministers
gather for critical trade session – AFP

* Brazil says expects new WTO
negotiating paper Friday –