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Grassley backs U.S. opposition in WTO director-general race

October 29, 2020 at 12:50 PM
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on Thursday backed the U.S.’ continued support of Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee to lead the World Trade Organization despite majority support for her rival. Grassley argued Yoo could deliver on reform. The U.S. on Wednesday threw a wrench in the WTO director-general selection process by refusing to back Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who was identified by the chairs leading the process as the candidate with the most support among the members. The Trump...

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