Doha Talks Fail But US Negotiators Held Their Ground

I’m disappointed.  Our trading partners don’t appreciate how much is at stake if this round fails.  No deal is better than a bad deal, so it’s good our negotiators held their ground.  I made it clear that I wouldn’t bring any type of ‘Doha lite’ deal before the Finance Committee.  I’m glad our negotiators worked in the best interest of the global trading community.  That means increasing market access.