Canada: Doha Deadlock Aside, WTO Talks Still Worth the Effort

Last Updated: December 28 2011
Article by John M. Weekes

Originally published in Economy Lab section of the Globe and Mail December 14, 2011.

A few years ago, a World Trade Organization Ministerial meeting would have been the focus of global attention. But with the Doha Round stalled, trade minister Ed Fast and the other 152 delegates at this week's gathering in Geneva (Dec. 15-17) are already in general agreement that it will "not be a negotiating meeting." The outcome has been largely precooked.

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