“Figuring Out the Doha Round”

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Gary Hufbauer, Jeff Schott, and Woan Foong Wong launched a book titled Figuring Out the Doha Round yesterday. They argue that the US, EU, and China should accelerate and expand (“top up”) their Doha offers, particularly in services liberalization, because the current offers on the table are insufficient to garner support from the major players.

Here are their slides. The authors argue that the WTO’s credibility as a negotiating forum is important to the credibility of its dispute settlement mechanism, but the logic of that argument isn’t immediately clear to me.

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