A group of officials from World Trade Organization member nations gathered in
WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy says that the ministers in
"Entering the continuance of a strong and effective multi-lateral trading system is in the interest of every and all," Lamy said.
USDA Chief Economist Joe Glauber says many trade officials are headed back to
"Obviously if you're trying to convince countries that are concerned about food security but recognize that there is value to reducing tariffs so they can import in times when supplies are tight," says Glauber. "At the same point you can't tell them those supplies might not be there because someone has decided to increase their effective taxes or whatever at the border."
Negotiators will try to get past those issues this week as they meet again in