Allied with Developing Countries; RP Airs Position at Coming WTO Talks
Byline: BERNIE CAHILESa"MAGKILAT
The Philippines, a member of the two developing country groups G20 and G33, has stressed that the result of the 6th WTO Ministerial Conference in Hong Kong can only be called a success if the interests of the developing countries are sufficiently reflected in the results of the conference.
Manuel A.J. Teehankee, Philippine permanent representative to WTO, has pointed this out as advanced countries, although progress in negotiations are notably encouraging, are still far from agreeing to demands from developing countries of dismantling their domestic and export subsidies.
"What we are trying to seek in Hong Kong is a balanced agreement meaning one that is reflective of the views of developing countries because only then …
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Publication information: Article title: Allied with Developing Countries; RP Airs Position at Coming WTO Talks. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Manila Bulletin. Publication date: December 5, 2005. Page number: Not available. © 2009 Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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