Views Breakthrough as Necessary for TPA Extension
Washington, DC – Late last week, a delegation of NFTC member companies completed meetings in Geneva with a range of developed and developing country ambassadors and senior WTO officials.
“A core part of our message was to express continued
The delegation was impressed by the amount of quiet activity going on as officials search for ways to re-engage the negotiations in a meaningful way. “We detected a genuine desire to restart the negotiations and a recognition that all key countries must do more,” added Irace.
“Many stressed that the
The NFTC acknowledged that the Round cannot be completed within the timeframe of the current Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). The delegation made clear that it would work hard in support of legislation to extend TPA to conclude the Doha Round successfully. “The NFTC emphasized that TPA extension will require strong support from
Irace underscored, “It is imperative that WTO Members get the trade talks back on track. The Doha Round has the potential to energize global growth, raise prosperity, and better integrate developing countries into the trading system. It is too important to fail.”
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