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United States Trade Repesentative, Ambassador Susan C. Schwab, made the following statement regarding today's APEC Leaders statement on the Doha Development Round

September 09, 2007

The Leaders' statement on Doha is a strong, clear and urgent message of
commitment by all APEC members to contribute in the negotiations resuming in
Geneva. The statement is truly signficant because it represents a mix of 21
countries - developed and developing, large and small, east and west - agreeing
on the need for ambitious results that will deliver new trade flows.

The APEC leaders have put forward a challenge to the rest of the world --
from Brasilia to Delhi to Brussels -- by pledging to show the ambition,
political will and flexibility necessary to achieve success.

The APEC leaders are calling on others to do the same -- while also endorsing
the current draft texts on agriculture and industrial goods as the basis for the
resumed negotiations in Geneva.