Positions diverge on Doha negotiations

Anoth­er cold show­er for WTO: last week’s attempt in Gene­va to sketch out some ‘com­mon ground’ failed. Nation­al nego­ti­at­ing teams were said to be shocked (yes, ‘shocked’) by the size of the gaps between nation­al posi­tions.

… nine years into the mul­ti­lat­er­al trade talks, it remains unclear whether the invi­o­lable ‘red lines’ of promi­nent WTO mem­bers over­lap enough to make a Doha Round agree­ment pos­si­ble” Extract from ICTSD

Luck­i­ly, the stock mar­ket seems unfussed; it gave up not a jot in response.

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