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On September 10, 2003, the five-day fifth World Trade Organisation Ministerial gets underway in Cancun, Mexico.
For India, it is a tightrope walk at the conference as it negotiates its way through a labyrinth of tricky trade issues, including agriculture, amid its tussle with the developed world.
New Delhi will try to adopt a strategy that helps it gain greater access to developed markets and also boosts its domestic industry.

September 16, 2003

India has nothing to show from Cancun
Cancun failure is a big blow for India

September 15, 2003

India did not yield in Cancun: Jaitley
CII, Ficci laud role of developing countries at Cancun
WTO talks collapse after developing nations block EU agenda
Indian industry bodies slam WTO draft text
Draft toes US-EU line
Talks process faces flak
EU farm reforms do not reduce trade distortions
Cancun draft ignores India's concerns

September 14, 2003

Last-ditch efforts to evolve consensus at WTO
CII slams WTO draft resolution

September 13, 2003

WTO draft resolution calls for end to farm subsidies
India cannot reduce farm subsidy: Jaswant
Pak industry delegation holds talks with CII
EU flexible on Singapore issues
Protesters storm WTO conference venue
West digs heels on farm subsidies

September 12, 2003

Deadlock at WTO: Nations clash
CII in a soup over Singapore issues
WTO nods entry of Nepal, Cambodia
India piles pressure on farm trade

September 11, 2003

India scores; WTO to look into G-21 proposals
Agri subsidies impact farmers' plight: India
Remove trade barriers, urges WTO chief
Cancun meet: SJM praises govt's stand
WTO: India, China to cooperate
Poor nations form another alliance
Third World threatens boycott over farm issue
Rich nations fueling poverty: Annan
Cancun meet: Anti-globalisation activists clash with cops

September 10, 2003

WTO meet opens; India set to pressure US, EU
Food security box for developing world mooted
Singapore issues: CII refutes EU claim
G-21 nations issue communique on agriculture
India may lose 20% tax revenue
India ups the ante, Doha failure haunts Cancun

September 09, 2003

Liberalise service sector, PHDCCI to govt
ICSI mulls intl federation to combat WTO challenges
Jaitley blames US, EU for low farm prices
India not to budge on investment

September 08, 2003

India urges US, EU to cut subsidies
RSS endorses govt's WTO agenda
Cancun: Indian delegation among largest
Cancun meet may see more progress than Doha

September 06, 2003

Annan favours cheap drugs for the poor
Jaitley to lead Indian delegation to WTO

September 05, 2003

India's WTO strategy gets final touches
Agriculture to be 'hot' item in Cancun: Lamy
India, EU intensify shadow boxing

September 04, 2003

Britain endorses India's WTO stand
WTO: Battle lines drawn on agriculture
Vajpayee blasts rich nations over trade agenda

September 03, 2003

US wants greater market access
Do not cave in at Cancun: SJM tells govt

September 02, 2003

US not averse to unbundling of Singapore issues
Equal standards in an unequal world

September 01, 2003

India, China join up on investment

August 30, 2003

WTO approves deal over cheap medicines
Cancun draft to include note on differences

August 27, 2003

Trade unions flay WTO draft; plan protests on Sept 9
Cancun WTO meet: Focus should be on greater market access

August 26, 2003

India gets its say in WTO draft

August 25, 2003

Industry wary of sectoral tariff cuts
SJM <EM>maha dharna</EM> against govt's economic policies on Sept 2

August 19, 2003

Changes proposed in Cancun draft

August 14, 2003

India rejects US-EU farm trade plan
India in a jam as US, EU strike farm trade deal

August 11, 2003

WTO: Swadeshi team to camp at Cancun

July 28, 2003

'India must push its agenda at WTO'
Cancun draft in rough weather

July 23, 2003

India builds lobby for Cancun

July 21, 2003

WTO's Singapore issues caught in a sling

July 08, 2003

India to back China on duty cuts

June 16, 2003

Run-up to Cancun: The Third World handicap

May 22, 2003

World Bank warns Cancun trade talks may collapse

May 9, 2003

WTO fears Cancun meet may 'fail'


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