Doha Talks At 'Serious Risk,' WTO Chief Says

Law360, New York (April 21, 2011, 5:42 PM EDT) -- The head of the World Trade Organization on Thursday warned that 10 years of global trade talks are currently imperiled by lingering divides between negotiators over market access for industrial products.

In a cover note to documents issued Thursday representing the work product of the Doha Development Round talks, WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy urged member nations to reflect on the current state of the negotiations ahead of a meeting scheduled for April 29 to consider next steps.

“Think hard about the consequences of throwing away 10...
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