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World Trade Organization - World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference of 2005

Time: Tuesday Dec 13, 2005

Place: Hong Kong

Details: The sixth WTO ministerial conference (2005) was held on 13–18 December 2005 in Hong Kong. It was considered vital if the four-year-old Doha Development Round negotiations were to move forward sufficiently to conclude the round in 2006. In this meeting, countries agreed to phase out all their agricultural export subsidies by the end of 2013, and terminate any cotton export subsidies by the end of 2006. Further concessions to developing countries included an agreement to introduce duty-free, tariff-free access for goods from the Least Developed Countries, following the Everything but Arms initiative of the European Union—but with up to 3% of tariff lines exempted. Other major issues were left for further negotiation to be completed by the end of 2010.



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On This Day - 13 December

Disasters with highest death tolls-115 Antioch Earthquake
Friday Dec 13, 115 - Roman Empire (now Turkey)
Banner of the Holy Roman Empire
Holy Roman Empire-Frederick II died
Tuesday Dec 13, 1250 - Castel Fiorentino, Sicily, Holy Roman Empire
Leonardo da Vinci
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Thursday Dec 13, 1466 - Florence, Italy (then Republic of Florence)
(1905 Russian Revolution) A train overturned by striking workers at the main railway depot in Tiflis
1905 Russian Revolution-Moscow City Duma
Tuesday Dec 13, 1904 - Moscow, Russian Empire
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Tuesday Dec 13, 1904 - Hungary

December 2005

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David Cameron-The Leader of the Conservative Party and Leader of the Opposition
Tuesday Dec 6, 2005 - London, England
New York Stock Exchange
New York Stock Exchange-NYSE's governing board voted to merge with rival Archipelago
Tuesday Dec 6, 2005 - New York City, New York, U.S.
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Tuesday Dec 6, 2005 - U.S.
Nuclear power
Nuclear Power-The Higashidōri Nuclear Power Plant
Thursday Dec 8, 2005 - Japan
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Thursday Dec 8, 2005 - Miami, Florida, U.S.


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2005 - Tokyo, Japan
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2005 - Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
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2005 - Egypt
Christine Lagarde
Christine Lagarde-France's Trade Minister
2005 - France
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Carlos the Jackal-European Court
2005 - Paris, France