Can the World Trade Organization Be Saved?

Roberto Azevedo, the director general of the World Trade Organization, during a press briefing about the WTO’s World Trade Report, Geneva, Switzerland, April 12, 2018 (Keystone photo by Martial Trezzini via AP).
Roberto Azevedo, the director general of the World Trade Organization, during a press briefing about the WTO’s World Trade Report, Geneva, Switzerland, April 12, 2018 (Keystone photo by Martial Trezzini via AP).
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The World Trade Organization’s woes began long before Donald Trump was inaugurated as America’s president, and many countries are to blame. The latest round of global trade negotiations has been stalled for a decade and there is still no clear way out of the impasse. India insists on resolving long-standing problems, such as trade-distorting agricultural subsidies, before the WTO can begin to negotiate any new issues. China has no interest in taking a leading role on many pressing issues, such as regulations on state-owned enterprises, which might impinge on its industrial policies. Both Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump undermined […]

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