Small Economies To Suffer If WTO Talks Falter, USTR Says

Law360, New York (October 1, 2013, 3:07 PM EDT) -- If members of the World Trade Organization can't agree on a package of trade concessions at an upcoming summit, it would hurt the smallest and poorest WTO countries and threaten prospects for future global trade negotiations, the U.S. Trade Representative said Tuesday.

Addressing the WTO's public forum in Geneva, Switzerland, USTR Michael Froman laid out two scenarios for the future of multilateral trade negotiations, which depend in large part on the outcome of the WTO's ninth ministerial conference. At the ministerial summit, scheduled for early December...
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