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  1. Fighting the commercialisation of education 9 April 2008

    WIPO: New Proposal on Copyright Limitations

    Several nations are backing a new proposal for special exemptions from copyright rules under the agreements of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

    WIPO: New Proposal on Copyright Limitations
  2. Fighting the commercialisation of education 13 February 2008

    U.S. Faces Penalty in GATS Gambling Dispute

    A WTO panel has given Antigua and Barbuda the right to impose $21 million in annual trade sanctions against the United States for its restrictions on cross-border Internet gambling.

    U.S. Faces Penalty in GATS Gambling Dispute
  3. Fighting the commercialisation of education 13 February 2008

    USTR attacks NGOs for criticizing WTO

    The U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab has lashed out against non-governmental organizations for their criticisms of WTO trade talks.

    USTR attacks NGOs for criticizing WTO
  4. Fighting the commercialisation of education 13 February 2008

    GATS Update: Differences emerge over draft services text

    Talks aimed at liberalizing the international trade in services under the WTO’s GATS agreement are moving at a slow but steady pace even as deep divisions remain on key issues, according to officials in Geneva.

    GATS Update: Differences emerge over draft services text
  5. Fighting the commercialisation of education 31 October 2007

    Canada to export AIDS medicine under new TRIPS Agreement

    Canada has become the first WTO member to take advantage of new pharmaceutical licensing rules intended to improve access to essential medicines in developing countries.

    Canada to export AIDS medicine under new TRIPS Agreement
  6. Fighting the commercialisation of education 31 October 2007

    UN Agency Warns Developing Countries against Bilateral FTAs

    The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) says that developing nations need to "think carefully" before signing bilateral and regional free trade agreements with the developed world.

    UN Agency Warns Developing Countries against Bilateral FTAs
  7. Fighting the commercialisation of education 31 October 2007

    WTO Talks Teeter on the Brink Again

    The future of the World Trade Organization's troubled Doha Round of talks remains in doubt again as negotiators from developing and developed countries have been unable to bridge their deep differences despite a series of intensive negotiations in September.

    WTO Talks Teeter on the Brink Again
  8. Fighting the commercialisation of education 18 June 2007

    Make or break time in Geneva

    Negotiators at the World Trade Organization say they are running out of time to reach a deal in the troubled Doha Round talks.

    Make or break time in Geneva
  9. Fighting the commercialisation of education 18 June 2007

    GATS Update: New draft text on domestic regulation

    Negotiations aimed at liberalizing trade in services under the GATS appear to be on the verge of endorsing new restrictions on domestic regulations. These new rules would cover measures related to qualification requirements and procedures, licensing requirements and procedures, and technical standards.

    GATS Update: New draft text on domestic regulation
  10. Fighting the commercialisation of education 18 June 2007

    Antigua and Barbuda raises stakes in US gambling case

    The Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda is threatening to escalate its fight against US restrictions on cross-border Internet gambling by encouraging other countries to make WTO compensation claims for Washington's decision to modify its WTO services commitments.

    Antigua and Barbuda raises stakes in US gambling case
  11. Fighting the commercialisation of education 18 June 2007

    USA: White House, Democrats reach deal on FTAs

    The Bush administration and senior Democratic lawmakers have agreed to a deal to include environmental and labour protections in any new bilateral free trade agreements (FTAs) the country signs.

    USA: White House, Democrats reach deal on FTAs
  12. Fighting the commercialisation of education 18 June 2007

    Brazil issues generic license for AIDS drug

    In the latest test of the WTO’s rules on intellectual property rights, Brazil has issued a compulsory license for the patented AIDS drug efavirenz that will allow companies to import and eventually manufacture generic versions of the drug more cheaply.

    Brazil issues generic license for AIDS drug
  13. Fighting the commercialisation of education 24 April 2007

    Little progress reported in WTO talks

    Despite a flurry of high level meetings over the past weeks, senior trade officials with the World Trade Organization admit that members are still far from achieving a breakthrough in the Doha Round of trade talks.

    Little progress reported in WTO talks
  14. Fighting the commercialisation of education 24 April 2007

    Update on GATS talks

    With little progress being made in agricultural negotiations, talks aimed at reaching a WTO deal on the trade in services under the GATS also remain stalled according to trade officials in Geneva.

    Update on GATS talks