Host: American Enterprise Institute. The recent failure of trade ministers to achieve a breakthrough on the difficult issues at the center of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Doha round is a major setback to the WTO and to the multilateral trading system. Several trade experts will convene at AEI to analyze the implications of this systemic failure, its future impact on the world’s trading system, and to explore the options for the future of the WTO. Warren Maruyama, general counsel for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, will deliver a keynote presentation explaining the administration’s views on the collapse of the Doha round. Panelists will include international trade scholars Paul Blustein and Arvind Panagariya as well as Gary Horlick, an international legal scholar and practitioner, and Franklin J. Vargo, who is responsible for trade policy at the National Association of Manufacturers. AEI resident scholars Claude Barfield and Philip I. Levy will moderate.
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