So far, there’s been an inability to find enough common ground or potential areas of eventual compromise. If you think of Doha as Humpty Dumpty, it’s very hard to put it back together.
If both sides want to finish [the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership] next year it is possible. But they are going to have to work very hard.
The winner here is China and other countries that are going full steam ahead with their own export credit agencies and taking advantage of the opportunity to see Ex-Im lapse.
A failure to pass TPA would be a setback for US trade policy overall. Other countries will negotiate among themselves to reduce tariff and non-tariff barriers, and write the rules of the road, while US exporters and workers will have to watch from the side-lines.
...We speak of free trade, but there's actually nothing free about trade without a trade agreement.
China’s latest effort to exert more control over the Internet is disappointing and counterproductive at a time when the government is trying to boost lagging growth. Instead of encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship, the crackdown is likely to slow the economy even further.