Doha- General Overview
Stephen Castle reported in Saturday’s New York Times that, “When global trade talks ran into the night in Geneva in the summer of 2006, so many negotiators crammed into one room that they had to choose between sweltering with the windows closed or opening them and fending off swarms of insects.
“For ministers preparing for new negotiations starting Monday, the good news is that their meeting room will be air-conditioned. The bad news is that it may be even more crowded — and talks may last even longer.
“Negotiations at the Doha Development Agenda, the official name for the Doha round of trade talks, are expected to last six days, and they will determine whether, after seven years, a trade agreement is within reach.”