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Doha Talks on Trade Face ‘Unbridgeable’ Gaps, APEC Ministers Say

The Doha round of World Trade Organization negotiations faces an “unbridgeable” gap and needs a new approach after a decade without striking a deal, a group of 21 Pacific ministers said.

Trade ministers from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation group have been the most bullish backers of the talks, calling for a speedy conclusion in annual gatherings. After two days of meetings in Big Sky, Montana, they pledged today to examine “all options” because the Geneva-based WTO failed again to reach agreement this year.