New Trade Chiefs in EC and US Spark Hopes for GATT
Howard LaFranchi, writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
WITH the world economy continuing to lumber under a stubborn slowdown, international trade officials are hoping the arrival of new hands on the political controls in both Washington and Brussels will steer the Uruguay Round of international trade talks toward rapid conclusion.
Just this week Sir Leon Brittan, the European Community's new trade commissioner, said he would undertake beginning next week a series of high-level meetings - including, he hoped, talks with newly appointed United States trade representative Mickey Kantor - to break open the 108-nation trade negotiations.
"Every week we don't have an agreement costs the world dear in money and jobs," said …
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