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The WTO at 25

For U.S., WTO reform hinges on economic model ‘convergence’

November 19, 2020 at 5:42 PM
For the Trump administration, World Trade Organization reform is not possible without an acknowledgment from all countries that membership requires market-oriented policies -- but this fundamental priority, like many U.S. reform proposals, faces a China-sized stumbling block as the organization limps into its 26th year. The WTO marked its 25th birthday on Thursday with a look at its “Past, Present & Future,” as its virtual event was called. Speaking on Thursday, U.S. Ambassador to the WTO Dennis Shea argued that...


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