We've both got our homework to do.
With the strong bipartisan rejection of the Dorgan amendment today, the Senate cast a vote in favor of the U.S. working to knock down unfair trade barriers that hurt American business and farmers.
I'm optimistic we are making the sort of progress that we need to meet our tight deadlines, ... We have come closer together.
It appears that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is making a genuine effort to reform its economy and adopt the rule of law.
Accordingly, I believe that the accession package, both our bilateral agreement and the broader multilateral negotiation which is nearing completion, will warrant US support.
While WTO accession is no cure-all, Saudi membership in the WTO, under the rigorous terms we have negotiated, could have a lasting effect on transforming the Saudi economy away from its over-dependence on oil revenues and addressing the growing unemployment problems in the kingdom.
This agreement is a win-win situation for U.S. and EU winemakers, helping to establish predictable conditions for bilateral wine trade.
It's a tall order. There's still lots of work to do.
The U.S. today is taking a risk ... It is stepping forward, and it is my sincere hope that it (the plan) will jump-start the talks.
On the heels of the G-20 and Australian offerings on sensitive products, we hope to see much more ambition from the EU. The current EU proposal allows for 8 percent of tariffs, 160 different tariff lines, to be deemed 'sensitive' and thus exempt from strong cuts.
[The offer was not unconditional: It would be valid only if the E.U. and Japan also delivered on large cuts in trade-distorting support for agriculture.] The U.S. is willing to take some pain, ... But those who subsidize more need to reduce more.