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MC13 close delayed again as members make final push in hopes of a deal

ABU DHABI – The World Trade Organization's 13th ministerial conference has been delayed here yet again as negotiators struggle for a breakthrough that would allow them to close with a deal on any of the major issues.


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USTR Katherine Tai and her counterpart in Taiwan, John Deng, met in Abu Dhabi on the sidelines of the WTO ministerial.

Fri, 10:15 AM

Senators voted 50-47 to override it but fell short of the required two-thirds' support.

Thu, 3:01 PM

“I haven't seen that happen here in this body, and until it does, it becomes very difficult for us to negotiate a trade agreement when the people we're negotiating with believe that there are 535 folks, yourself included, that could renegotiate the deal.”

Thu, 12:30 PM

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Thu, 11:43 AM

“If reaching wide-ranging free trade agreements (FTAs) is not possible, an alternative could be narrower, issue-specific agreements centered on strategic sectors such as semiconductor manufacturing, personal protective equipment, pharmaceuticals, and services trade.”

Wed, 6:18 PM
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