July 23, 2020

Exiting chief warns against ‘big bang’ reform of beleaguered WTO

Geneva (AFP) – The World Trade Organization’s exiting chief acknowledged Thursday that the body was facing “tremendous pressure”, but insisted that a “big bang” reform was not the way ahead.In his last press conference as WTO director-general before stepping down at the end of August, Roberto Azevedo insisted that he and his team had “achieved everything we could” have over the past seven years.”There was no effort spared,” he said, responding to a question on how he would grade his performance from one to 10 with: “I would rate 12”.But the Brazilian career diplomat, who made the surprise anno…

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