Grassley Meets With Trade Ambassador, Agrees U.S. Must Stand Firm in Doha Talks
M E M O R A N D U M
To: Reporters and Editors
Re: Meeting with Ambassador Schwab
Da: Thursday, June 22, 2006
Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Committee on Finance, with jurisdiction over
international trade, today met with United States Trade Representative Susan Schwab. It was their
first meeting since the Senate confirmed Schwab on June 8.
“I met with Ambassador Schwab this morning to discuss the status of the Doha Round trade
negotiations. I reiterated my position that we’ve put an ambitious agricultural offer on the table, and
until our negotiating partners do likewise there’s no reason for us to offer anything new. I’m
committed to seeing the Doha Round succeed, but I’m not going to settle for a minimalist outcome.
Ambassador Schwab indicated she feels the same way. She has my full confidence going into the
next round of negotiations.”
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