Calls on Commissioner Lamy to Achieve Necessary CAP Reform by September Meeting
Washington DC – The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) urged EU Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy to join with the United States in promoting a successful outcome to the WTO Doha Development Agenda (DDA) by the stated deadline of 2005. Commissioner Lamy today addressed the U.S.-EU trade relationship at a luncheon sponsored by the NFTC, the Global Business Dialogue and the National Association of Manufacturers.
“With the WTO Cancun Ministerial scheduled to take place close to two months from now, the biggest challenge to ensuring the necessary progress in keeping the Doha Agenda on track is leadership from the
The NFTC has previously called for U.S. and European leadership in moving DDA negotiations forward in an ambitious direction in a letter to Commissioner Lamy and Ambassador Zoellick sent this May. The letter was also signed by three major European business organizations: the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), the Federation of German Industries (BDI) and the EU Committee of the American Chamber in
“As we stated in our letter to Commissioner Lamy, the stakes have never been higher for the future of the WTO,” continued Reinsch. “We urge the Commissioner to continue providing vital leadership, along with the United States, to implement the ambitious Doha agenda. We must solidify the role of the WTO as the premiere facilitator of an open-market, multilateral trading system.”
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