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USTR chief hits road to resurrect support for Doha

USTR chief hits road to resurrect support for Doha

   In the aftermath of a disastrous Doha round, U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab hit the road this week to raise support for global trade and development goals.

   Schwab will meet with Brazil's Foreign Minister Celso Amorim, starting today. She will conclude her session with Amorim on July 29.

   'Brazil is a leader in the WTO system, and it has consistently called for increased market access opportunities in agriculture as part of the Doha outcome,' Schwab said in a statement. The Doha Round was suspended on July 24 largely over the failure to agree to agricultural trade concessions for industrialized countries.

   In August, Schwab will meet with trade ministers from the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN). In September, she will visit members of the Cairns Group of agricultural exporting nations in Australia, and in November, she is scheduled to meet with her counterparts at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum.

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