What's next for the WTO?

Date

September 28, 2022, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Virtual Event

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Cecilia Malmström (PIIE) and WTO Ambassadors Mikael Anzén (Sweden), George Mina (Australia), Athaliah Molokomme (Botswana) and Alexandre Parola (Brazil)

Event Summary

To the world's surprise, in addition to securing agreements on vaccine patent waivers, fisheries subsidies, and export controls, ministers committed to reforming World Trade Organization (WTO) processes at the 12th Ministerial Conference in June. Now the hard work begins.

Streamed live from the WTO Public Forum in Geneva, WTO representatives will discuss the most important areas of reform and consider how to make the world trading system more responsive to pressing global challenges.

Joining this episode of Trade Winds are:

HOST

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

GUESTS

Ambassador Mikael Anzén
Sweden's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the WTO

Ambassador George Mina
Australia's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the WTO

Ambassador Athaliah Molokomme
Botswana's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the WTO

Ambassador Alexandre Parola
Brazil's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the WTO

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About This Series

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.