Rich-country appetite for subsidies is growing. That means future difficulties in the trading system.
Resolving the long list of outstanding World Trade Organization issues will require members to show the sort of flexibility shown by the United States in unblocking the appointment of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the institition’s new Director General.
Michel Barnier successfully steered both sides to believing they won the negotiations, something that will be required to make the future relationship work.
The stories told by politicians and the trade expert community are increasingly divergent, and need to come together for us to make progress on our priorities, writes David Henig.