U.S. urges WTO members agree Doha round "deadlocked"

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Posted: Sep 12, 2011 4:58 PM
U.S. urges WTO members agree Doha round "deadlocked"

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - World Trade Organization (WTO) members should acknowledge the 10-year-old Doha round of trade talks is "deadlocked" and begin charting a more "credible path forward," a top U.S. trade official said on Monday.

"One thing is clear: What we are doing today in the Doha negotiations is not working. That is not a value statement, but a simple assessment of the facts. After 10 years, we're deadlocked," U.S. Ambassador to the WTO Michael Punke said at a hearing on his renomination to his current job.

(Reporting by Doug Palmer; Editing by Sandra Maler)