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No acting director-general for the WTO as members deadlock

July 31, 2020 at 2:17 PM
The World Trade Organization will operate without a leader as of September, as members cannot agree which deputy to appoint acting head, opting instead on Friday to leave the status quo in place as Director-General Roberto Azevêdo prepares to depart next month. In a reconvened General Council meeting on Friday -- last week’s General Council had been suspended over two items related to the director-general selection process -- WTO members decided to extend the terms of the four deputy directors-general...

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