Manufacturers keen on Doha, but major obstacles still seen

Nov 08, 2007 | 07:59 PM | Rory Carroll

The Doha Round of World Trade Organization (WTO) multilateral trade talks are entering a "critical phase," where either an agreement will be finalized or negotiations will collapse once and for all, a delegation of U.S., European and Chinese manufacturing interests said.

"We strongly believe that, properly constructed, the (Doha) Round represents an opportunity to deliver a huge boost to global economic growth and development," the delegation said in a statement. The delegation includes the National Association of Manufacturers, Business Europe, Business New Zealand, the Chinese National Federation of Industries and Japanese business federation Nippon Keidanren, which together represent 60 percent of global trade....

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