US won’t agree to Doha trade negotiations

The Doha trade negotiations that started in 2001 are going nowhere.  A “lighter” deal  that “will probably be about as hard as the big deal” is being proposed in order to save face after a decade of negotiations.

“The president of the World Bank, Robert Zoellick, blamed Barack Obama has for the deadlock in global trade talks and called on the White House to show the leadership that would bring almost a decade of fruitless negotiations to a successful conclusion.” (read more)

“US trade officials responded yesterday that the Administration has been a chief proponent of an ambitious Doha round, but that the way it was framed early on – putting emerging trade powers like China on a level with some of the world’s poorest countries – did not match the new reality.” (read more)

1 Response to “US won’t agree to Doha trade negotiations”


  1. 1 ipeanddevelopment July 20, 2011 at 07:55

    Doha should be reformed; the whole agreement reeks of neoliberal tenets


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