It is time for the EU to step forward (with an offer) or bear the responsibility for derailing the Doha Round.
My frank assessment is if we can't pull it together next week ... then it will be very difficult to pull together other areas like services and nonagricultural market access in time for a successful Hong Kong meeting,
It is time for the EU to step forward (with an offer) or bear the responsibility for derailing the Doha Round,
We always come closer every time we talk.
They've run out of time,
This is not the time for take it or leave it proposals,
For the first time, I see real movement toward having a successful meeting in Hong Kong.
Given the short time before the Hong Kong ministerial, the E.U.'s lack of urgency is very concerning. They, like the U.S., have a responsibility to help move the talks forward with a strong, ambitious proposal. We've done our part, and the U.S. will continue pushing for the E.U. to do theirs.
I'm disappointed because we haven't seen much progress on market access. Time is running out.
We are a little discouraged today by the EU proposal, ... I believe it is a modest step in the right direction, but I just believe it's inadequate to meet the promise of Doha.
This is a good day for the people of Oman and the United States. With our signatures today, we cement our long-standing friendship and growing commercial ties, and create new economic opportunities for both of our countries.
Our talks today were frank, constructive and embraced the spirit of President Bush's challenge,
Although we appreciate this step toward normalized beef trade with Korea, we are extremely disappointed that Korea did not fully open its market to all U.S. beef products.
We've been very aggressive on the enforcement side. We ought to aggressively enforce our laws with regard to unfair trade and we will continue to do that.
The findings confirm that U.S. duties on Canadian lumber to counter were properly imposed under international trade rules,
I hope today we can break the deadlock (on farm trade).
There is no need for our trading partners to be concerned, ... Trade will continue and harvest will move.
We will not consider changes to our own programs unless the other WTO members commit to open their markets to our goods and agree to reduce their own subsidy and trade-distorting programs,
The reality is that until we can agree on a formula that reduces tariffs globally we cannot meet this Doha promise for development. In order to keep momentum post-Hong Kong, the European Union must be willing to move.
We have a situation where the European Union is not willing or able to reduce barriers to trade.
On the other hand, the US is absolutely willing to walk away from a bad deal,
This win sends a powerful signal to the region and the world that the United States will continue to lead in opening markets and leveling the playing field.
Right now American rice exporters are being unfairly restricted. That's wrong,
Malaysia has been at the forefront of the economic dynamism transforming Asia in recent years. This FTA would be the third we are negotiating in the economically vibrant and strategically important Southeast Asia region.
The US is willing to take some pain,