Former UK International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox said on Friday experienced leadership is needed as the selection process continues to replace the World Trade Organization Director-General chair.
As Roberto Azevedo leaves the World Trade Organisation (WTO) this Monday, the institution faces multiple crises without a captain - a situation experts warn could drag on for months.
Mexico is set to propose senior trade official Jesus Seade, who helped rework the North American Free Trade Agreement, as a candidate to be the next director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO), government sources said.
The World Trade Organization chief announced on Thursday he will step down on August 31, a year before his term ends, despite the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the global economy. Brazil's Roberto Azevedo said it had been a “personal decision” reached with his family, and stressed that he was not leaving to pursue “political opportunities”.
Global trade growth is expected to plummet by up to a third in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the World Trade Organization said on Wednesday, warning that the numbers would be ugly.
The following is the statement by FAO's chief Qu Donguy, WHO's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyseus and WTO's director-general Roberto Azevedo.
Brazil’s agreement with the United States to forgo special treatment by the World Trade Organization (WTO) would apply only to future negotiations within the multilateral trade body, Director General Roberto Azevedo said on Wednesday.
The trade dispute between the United States and China could well expand into other areas given the significant “ammunition” the two countries have, the director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO) said on Wednesday.
The World Trade Organization meeting in Buenos Aires concluded a ministerial meeting Wednesday with nothing significant to boast -- a meager outcome for its first gathering in the Donald Trump era.
Under fire from the United States, wracked by disagreements over China and unable to kick-start stalled trade talks, the World Trade Organization meets under a cloud in Argentina from this Sunday. The Buenos Aires meeting will be the first in the era of US President Donald Trump, who has pummeled the 164-member body relentlessly since taking office, even describing it as a disaster