U.S., South Korea Trade Chiefs to Meet on Deal Top U.S. and South Korean trade officials will meet on Tuesday and Wednesday in Columbia, Maryland to try again to resolve differences blocking U.S. approval of a free trade agreement, U.S. officials said. It will be the first meeting between U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and South Korean Trade Minister Kim Jong-hoon since the two sides failed at the recent Group of 20 summit in Seoul to meet a self-imposed deadline for reaching a deal on outstanding beef and auto trade concerns. Reuters, November 29, 2010
Countries Making Own Trade Rules as WTO Doha Negotiations Stall The last comprehensive international trade agreement was the Uruguay Round, which concluded in 1994. The world, since then, has changed in profound ways. However, the Doha Development Round -- the next comprehensive global trade agreement that is supposed to address these changes -- has languished under the World Trade Organization's (WTO) watch for nine years and threatens to be the first failed multilateral trade negotiations since the establishment of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)/WTO in 1947. International Business Times, November 29, 2010
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