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Consumer protection at heart of US-EU trade plan: Lamy

 The former head of the World Trade Organization, Pascal Lamy, said Thursday that improved consumer protection was at the heart of the controversial US-European Union free-trade pact under negotiation.

EU needs new dream to revive fortunes: Lamy

If European policy elites could choose the next head of the EU's executive, Pascal Lamy, the Frenchman who stepped down as head of the World Trade Organisation in July, would be near the top of most people's list.

Trade talks: Solving simple issue 1st is way forward, says Lamy

With Doha round of talks for opening global trade remaining inconclusive for years, WTO chief Pascal Lamy Tuesday said member-countries should first address proposals like trade facilitation, which can be agreed upon easily, and then move to complex issues.

India, China influencing pattern and scope of international trade: WTO

Emerging economies like India, China and Brazil are no longer "policy takers" but are significantly influencing the pattern and scope of international trade, according to WTO Director General Pascal Lamy.

India emerges as top 25 leading exporters in world: Lamy

Lamy said developing countries' share has increased to about 50 percent compared to around 33 percent of the global trade in 2008.

India's exports in volume grow fastest: WTO

India recorded exports growth of 16 percent in 2011, the fastest in the world in volume terms during last year, even as the global trade expansion slowed to five percent, according to the WTO report.

Whole package for Doha round will not be passed: WTO chief

World Trade Organisation Director-General Pascal Lamy Monday said the agreements for the Doha round of trade talks will not be passed as the whole package envisaged ten years ago.

WTO agrees procurement deal, US urges China to join

The World Trade Organization clinched a landmark reform of its Government Procurement Agreement, opening USD 100 billion of government contracts to foreign competition and paving the way for more countries, including China, to join the pact.

India must take lead to conclude global trade talks: Lamy

Failure of the 10-year old Doha development round will weaken the legitimacy of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and countries like India must take the lead in making it a success, WTO Director General Pascal Lamy has said.

Protectionism to be disastrous for world trade: Lamy

Echoing India's concern over inward looking trade trends, WTO chief Pascal Lamy Tuesday said protectionism would lead to "disaster" with the weakening of global demand.

Doha Round is "deadlocked", says WTO chief

The Doha Round of negotiations for liberalising trade is "deadlocked" and the countries need to play a leadership role in opening of the global commerce, WTO Director General Pascal Lamy said Monday.

Lamy in India on Monday, to seek support for Doha trade talks

The World Trade Organisations (WTO) Director General Pascal Lamy, on a two-day visit to India starting Monday, will seek the country's help in bridging the gaps on Doha trade negotiations, ahead of a key ministerial meeting in Geneva in December.

WTO chief Lamy to visit India next week

World Trade Organisation (WTO) director general Pascal Lamy will visit India next week to discuss the future of the Doha round talks as deadlocks continue among developing and developed countries on major issues.

WTO chief says hopes of Doha deal are uncertain

The World Trade Organisation chief
urged members on Monday to resist protectionist pressure in the
wake of the economic crisis, but said hopes of an early deal
to free up international commerce are uncertain.

World trade to fall "unprecedented" 10%: Lamy

Global trade this year is likely to fall by an "unprecedented" figure of more than 10 percent, the head of the World Trade Organisation said on Monday.

Progress in Doha Round talks unlikely: Pascal Lamy

The goal of signing a new global commerce deal in 2010 is out of reach unless countries accelerate their negotiations, the World Trade Organisation`s Director-General Pascal Lamy said on Friday.

Doha road mapped out, walk it: Lamy to G-20 leaders

WTO chief Pascal Lamy is going to the G-20 meeting at Pittsburgh with a clear message that the failure to reach the Doha trade deal would be "hard felt" by the global economy facing the worst crisis since 1930s.

‘Delhi meet to pave way for conclusion of Doha Round’

WTO Director Gen Pascal has opined that the Delhi ministerial meeting would be the beginning of the "end game" leading to conclusion of the Doha Round for a global trade pact.

Global trade revival key to recovery: WTO chief

A swift conclusion to a new world trade pact could serve as a powerful stimulus for recovery from the global financial crisis, WTO chief Pascal Lamy said in an interview Tuesday.

Trade contraction showing signs of bottoming out: WTO

The contraction in trade in response to the economic crisis appears to have begun bottoming out with Asia already showing a rebound, World Trade Organisation chief Pascal Lamy said on Friday.