July 31, 2020

Deadlocked WTO fails to agree on appointing interim head

Geneva (AFP) – The beleaguered World Trade Organization said its members failed to agree Friday on appointing one of the four deputy directors-general as an interim chief — underlining the deadlock in the institution.Already engulfed in multiple crises, the WTO could be left with nobody at the helm if the global trade body fails to find a replacement before Director-General Roberto Azevedo steps down at the end of August.The stand-off comes with the WTO already mired in hopelessly-stalled trade negotiations and surging trade tensions between the United States and China — and as the world fac…

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