“This is an important visit for the NFTC and its members,” stated Mary Irace, NFTC Vice President of Trade & Export Finance. “There is an increasingly narrow window of opportunity to achieve a needed breakthrough in the Doha Round. The
The NFTC today also released a policy statement, entitled “A Call to Leadership on the Doha Round,” which urges WTO Members to make a concerted effort to reaffirm their commitment to multilateral trade liberalization by concluding the negotiations successfully and in a timely manner.
“The stakes are high and failure is not an option. As the WTO enters its thirteenth year of existence and builds on the GATT established 60 years ago, the vision of an ambitious and successful outcome to the Doha Development Agenda is within reach if WTO Members exert the necessary political will and leadership,” noted the statement.
“It is a vision of enormous economic promise and development through a higher level of openness and multilateral commitment to expanding global economic engagement. The vision is there, now is the time to seize it,” the statement concluded.
For a copy of the statement, please click here.
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The National Foreign Trade Council (www.nftc.org) is a leading business organization advocating an open, rules-based global trading system. Founded in 1914 by a broad-based group of American companies, the NFTC now serves hundreds of member companies through its offices in