The TPP: Doomed to fail?

Don’t just blame the stalling on US-Japan agricultural hurdles.

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World leaders mill about before a meeting about the Trans-Pacific Partnership on the sidelines of an APEC leaders meeting in Bali, Indonesia in October 2013.
Peter Clark
Published: Wednesday, 06/11/2014 12:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Wednesday, 06/11/2014 10:42 am EDT

At the World Trade Organization’s 2011 Public Forum, the WTO’s director general at the time, Pascal Lamy, explained that old trade negotiations never die; they simply never end. The Doha Round, launched in November 2001, is still on life support. The United States and others made it clear at a retreat earlier this week that Doha is not doable with its current

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