Trade Negotiations: What Was Accomplished This Year

Law360, New York (December 17, 2013, 11:24 PM EST) -- The concurrent December announcements that the World Trade Organization reached agreement on a package of commitments at its Bali ministerial conference and that that the parties to the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations would be unable to meet their goal set of concluding negotiations could leave the impression that the trade world spent much of 2013 focused on the multilateral WTO negotiations, while the bilateral and plurilateral efforts the United States and others languished.

To the contrary, the United States and its trading partners focused significant energy...
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