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From Seattle to Hong Kong

Author: Jagdish N. Bhagwati
December 2005 -- WTO Special Edition
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There have been eight rounds of multilateral trade negotiations prior to Doha. Although they all ended well, it is important to remember that few went smoothly. Negotiators in Hong Kong now face real obstacles, but there is reason for hope -- if, that is, they have the will and courage to do what is necessary to succeed.

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