Delayed WTO ministerial could give negotiators much needed time
This year's World Trade Organization ministerial has been again postponed because of the pandemic. Negotiators could take advantage of the delay to agree on a few issues to show that the troubled organization is still relevant. What is the likelihood of that? What medium- and long-term developments are most crucial to modernizing the WTO? And is the US-China trade war eroding respect for global trading rules, now and in the future?
Joining this episode of Trade Winds were:
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)
Nonresident Scholar, Bruegel, Brussels
Senior Fellow, Policy Center for the New South (formerly the OCP Policy Centre), Rabat, Morocco
Deputy Director-General, WTO
Nonresident Senior Fellow (on leave for public service), PIIE
Former Trade Minister, Costa Rica
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Trade Winds is a monthly virtual event series hosted by Cecilia Malmström that explores the future of global commerce in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic, including ways that international cooperation on trade can accelerate the recovery.