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With a new leader in place, WTO members look ahead to ministerial

February 25, 2021 at 5:00 PM
With Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala set to take up the director-general mantle next week, World Trade Organization members on Thursday expressed hope for the organization’s future and outlined their priorities for the upcoming ministerial, which is expected to take place in December. While the U.S. remained silent during the heads-of-delegations meeting, others predicted a coming “spring in Geneva,” as Chinese Ambassador Li Chenggang said. They called for a robust ministerial conference, with outcomes on the fisheries subsidies talks, agricultural transparency, pandemic response...

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