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WTO update: Is the glass half empty or half full?

February 13, 2018
Those who tend to think of glasses as half full will like that World Trade Organization Deputy Director General Alan Wolff this week spoke of a “ sense of great enthusiasm ” among WTO members; said “a page was turned” at last December’s unsuccessful ministerial ; and welcomed what he called “a clear path forward to restore the negotiating function of the WTO.” But those who see half-empty glasses will note that Wolff, a longtime U.S. trade official and attorney...

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