Additional working documents dealing with market access were released to agricultural negotiators involved in the Doha Round of World Trade Organization trade talks earlier this month. U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab wants greater access for
Some argue that developing countries are better off participating in one-way trade preference programs rather than engaging fully in the global economy, however Schwab says studies show that developing countries are better off lowering barriers than taking a protectionist stance.
Schwab says if countries are willing to negotiate based on the revised texts, it is possible the Doha Round could be completed in the first quarter of 2008. She will discuss the talks this week with other officials in