Doha Round negotiations are not proceeding as planned, U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab and Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns say. The two issued a statement Thursday saying they are "deeply disappointed with the outcome of this week's negotiations."
"We came this week with the commitment to make significant progress towards a successful Round. Unfortunately, this week's negotiations could not generate political consensus to meaningfully open markets to new trade - particularly in manufactured goods.
"Consistent with Congress' grant of Trade Promotion Authority to this Administration, we have consistently pushed for economically strong trade agreements for the