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Former WTO director-general: Finding consensus largely ‘impossible’

May 13, 2022 at 3:20 PM
Less than a month before the World Trade Organization’s 12th ministerial conference, former Director-General Roberto Azevêdo this week underlined the difficulty the organization faces in forging any new agreements – contending that finding consensus at the WTO has become “very difficult, if not impossible.” Azevêdo left the WTO in mid-2020; he was succeeded by Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. By the end of his tenure, he said during an event hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center , members were losing a common...

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