Supachai Backs Indian Farmer

World Trade Organisation director general Supachai Panitchpakdi has said that developed country members have to recognise the sensitivities of developing countries such as India in agriculture if the on-going WTO negotiations are to move forward.

Japan, EU Business Leaders Urge Progress On WTO Doha Talks

European Union and Japanese executives Monday pressed for a new urgency in World Trade Organisation talks on global trade while urging their own governments to promote two-way investment. Forty-nine executives from major companies such as Toyota Motor and Bertelsmann AG called on their governments to work to reach a basic agreement by a July deadline set by the WTO.

Argentina Seeks More EU Concessions On South America-Europe Free Trade

Argentina wants the European Union to make more concessions to the four-nation Mercosur trading bloc in order to create a free-trade area spanning South America and Europe, Argentina's Agriculture Minister Miguel Campos said Wednesday. An offer put on the table by Brussels last Friday was "a starting point, a minimum, which must be improved," the minister told AFP.