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Why Doha Is Inescapable

Bhagwati, Jagdish N.; Baldwin, Robert E.

The Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) ran into rough weather in Miami
last November. The patchwork deal to let countries go in different directions on several
issues, as each FTAA member might fancy its interests to lie in, was little more than a
face-saving formula. But if one looks closely at the face, it is evident that USTR
Zoellick’s love affair with the strategy of going bilateral and regional, both as desirable in
itself (when many see these proliferating deals as a pox on the world trading system) and
as a strategic means to spur multilateralism (when in fact many regard it as harming it),
had floundered.

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Economics
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November 3, 2016
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