Zoellick Sees Need for Global Trade Talks

By Dougherty, Carter | The Washington Times (Washington, DC), July 9, 2001 | Go to article overview

Zoellick Sees Need for Global Trade Talks


Dougherty, Carter, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)


Byline: Carter Dougherty

The Bush administration will seek a new round of global negotiations this fall that will aim to tear down barriers to international trade in farm products and services, U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick said in an interview.

Nations are trying to erase what Mr. Zoellick calls "the stain of Seattle," a reference to the chaotic attempt by members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to begin talks in the Pacific Northwest city in 1999. This year, WTO members are headed for the Persian Gulf nation of Qatar from Nov. 9 to 13 to resuscitate international negotiations.

Before he gets to Qatar, Mr. Zoellick will ask Congress to approve trade promotion authority, which allows the president to cut trade deals and submit them to Congress for an up-or-down vote, without amendments. This authority, also known as fast-track, was used to win approval of the Uruguay round of negotiations in 1994, and is needed again, he said.

The world, Mr. Zoellick says, is watching intently.

"We're developing credibility, but other countries want to know whether Congress will back the administration as we move forward," he said.

Laying aside the delicate task of persuading Congress to pass fast-track, Mr. Zoellick will have his hands full in trying to hammer out a compromise deal among the 141 members of the WTO, each of whom has an equal say in plans for new negotiations.

Mr. Zoellick is a State Department veteran who helped assemble the Persian Gulf war coalition in 1990 and 1991. His current task is similar to that one, but without the benefit of a U.N.-style Security Council that has a small membership able to implement important decisions, a senior administration official said.

The complex diplomatic maneuvering has brought a seemingly endless parade of foreign trade officials through Mr. Zoellick's office.

This past week, his office said, Mr. Zoellick wrapped up a particular focus on Africa by meeting or speaking with senior officials from Kenya, Mauritius and Lesotho. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Zoellick Sees Need for Global Trade Talks
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.