Moving Beyond Doha's Past Mistakes

Law360, New York (October 14, 2009, 5:05 PM EDT) -- Negotiators from key trading nations have agreed on a new plan for concluding the long-stalled Doha Development talks, with the first session to take place later this month. Experts say taking account of past mistakes is crucial to bridging the gaps between developing and advanced countries — but they remain skeptical that compromise will be obtained anytime soon.

In September, G-20 leaders vowed to fight trade protectionism and voiced their commitment to wrapping up the Doha Round — which began in 2001 — in 2010, adding...
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