Inside Trade

July 23, 2024

USTR’s Durkin: WTO members must ‘reform by doing,’ not wait for a package

By Hannah Monicken  / November 2, 2022 at 3:43 PM
World Trade Organization reform should be “radically pragmatic,” a top U.S. trade official said on Wednesday, arguing that members should eschew a large ministerial package or negotiating round in favor of “reform by doing.” The U.S. has been pushing for various kinds of reform at the organization for years, but the calls for reform have grown largely unanimous in recent years. The 12th ministerial conference in June formally launched WTO reform talks, and the General Council chair recently proposed a...

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