EU Pushes Market Access Compromise To Save Doha

Law360, New York (April 29, 2011, 2:08 PM EDT) -- The European Union proposed a compromise Friday to the nonagricultural market access dispute that the World Trade Organization has cited as the primary roadblock to concluding the Doha Development Round talks, though the U.S. said other key disagreements remain.

At an informal meeting of the WTO's trade negotiations committee, EU Director General for Trade Jean-Luc Demarty suggested that developed nations eliminate all of their tariffs for products in the chemicals, machinery and electronics sectors, the three biggest industries that fall under the "NAMA" label.

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