Trade Policy and WTO Newsletter (February 2011)

Global Trade Developments

During the last three months, the international political and economic environment witnessed a number of positive developments, which have renewed hopes of progress in the Doha Round of multilateral trade negotiations. First, the midterm elections in the USA led to the Republicans winning control of the House of Representatives. It is widely believed that with this change, the US president could find a responsive legislature if he takes an initiative on trade.