Doha is dead?

World Trade Law:

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Thomas (R-CA) today (April 3) called on the Bush Administration to acknowledge that the ongoing Doha round of trade negotiations is completely stalled over European intransigence, and refocus its energies on completing negotiations for free trade agreements already launched before fast-track negotiating authority expires in July 2007.

Ben Muse:

An impasse in negotiations, a weakening American President (who will be a lame duck when an agreement would come before Congress), an opposition that’s seen the potential benefit of the protection card (a key element in the Dubai Ports World), and that can be expected to make gains in the 2006 mid-term elections. None of this augurs will for a successful Doha Round.