The Doha round of negotiations should be an ambitious drive to make globalization more inclusive and help the world`s poor, including by removing barriers and agricultural subsidies. The initial agenda included both continued trade liberalization and new rules, underpinned by commitments to strengthen substantial aid to developing countries. According to a statement from the European Union, “the 2008 ministerial meeting failed due to a disagreement between bulk agricultural exporters and countries with large numbers of subsistence farmers over the precise conditions of a `special protection measure` to protect farmers from increased imports. The European Commission`s position is: “The success of the Doha negotiations would confirm the central role of multilateral liberalisation and the formation of a government. It would confirm the WTO as a powerful shield against protectionist regressions. “A stalemate remains and, since June 2012, despite intense negotiations, no agreement has been reached at several ministerial conferences and other sessions. NAFTA has had three major advantages. U.S. food prices were lower due to duty-free imports from Mexico. Oil imported from Canada and Mexico has prevented the rise in gas prices. NAFTA has also increased trade and economic growth for all three countries. Additional by-arms restrictions have been taken to allay concerns about the potential impact of the contract on the labour market and the environment. Critics feared that U.S.
and Canadian companies in Mexico would have generally low wages, which would lead to a shift of production to Mexico and a rapid reduction in manufacturing employment in the United States and Canada. Meanwhile, environmentalists were concerned about the potentially catastrophic effects of rapid industrialization in Mexico, which does not have experience in implementing and enforcing environmental legislation. Possible environmental problems were raised in the North American Environmental Cooperation Agreement (NAAEC), which established the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) in 1994. From 1999 to 2010, EU foreign trade doubled to more than 30% of the EU`s gross domestic product (GDP). The EU is responsible for the trade policy of the Member States and negotiates agreements for them. With one voice, the EU has more clout in international trade negotiations than any member.