The politics of the Doha round and US PTAs

At VoxEU, Richard Baldwin and Fred Bergsten are debating the state of trade politics. Baldwin thinks that the Doha round is the greatest opportunity for meaningful increases in US exporters’ market access and is pessimistic about the outcomes of pursuing a series of bilateral trade deals. Fred Bergsten thinks that the Doha round is failing because it doesn’t offer meaningful market access improvements and defends the Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific proposal.