United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk commented briefly today following the meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, of the Trade Negotiations Committee (TNC) of the World Trade Organization (WTO). From Ambassador Kirk:
“We appreciate today’s collective assessment of WTO Members on the status of Doha. It is clear that serious gaps remain and the path ahead is uncertain. The United States is committed to pursuing any option that is reasonably likely to break the logjam. In the coming weeks, Members need to focus on a range of tough questions, including how best to move ahead."
Deputy United States Trade Representative and U.S. Ambassador to the WTO Michael Punke spoke at today’s meeting in Geneva. His full statement, as delivered, can be found online here.