Delayed WTO ministerial could give negotiators much needed time


December 15, 2021, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM EST
Virtual Event

Cecilia Malmström (PIIE), Uri Dadush (Bruegel; Policy Center for the New South) and Anabel González (WTO; PIIE [on leave for public service])

Event Summary

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:

Cecilia Malmström
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)


Uri Dadush
Nonresident Scholar, Bruegel, Brussels
Senior Fellow, Policy Center for the New South (formerly the OCP Policy Centre), Rabat, Morocco

Anabel González
Deputy Director-General, WTO
Nonresident Senior Fellow (on leave for public service), PIIE
Former Trade Minister, Costa Rica



About This Series

Trade Winds is a monthly virtual event series hosted by Cecilia Malmström that explores the future of global commerce, including ways that international cooperation on trade can accelerate the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.