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Talking up multilateralism in an increasingly bilateral world

April 17, 2017
“In these uncertain times, multilateralism needs champions,” World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevêdo told an audience a few weeks ago . He was making the case for continued multilateral relevance at a time when more and more countries are looking inward -- and the United States, for one, has shifted its global trading focus from multi- and plurilateral platforms to bi- and trilateral negotiations. “I would urge everyone who believes in trade, and in the value of global rules, to...

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