2020 DG nomination

2020 DG nomination World Trade Organization

Okonjo-Iweala sees WTO priorities in tackling pandemic, fixing dispute settlement body

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala broke with World Trade Organization tradition in her first statement to members on Monday (15 February). Instead of focusing on hard core WTO trade issues, she told the WTO’s 164 members immediately after they confirmed her selection by consensus, that her priority is to work with them on …

2020 DG nomination

Flash: EU on track to back Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala for WTO director-general

Article written with input from Sarah Anne Aarup. EU member states appear to be on track to back Nigeria’s candidate Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to become the next director-general of the World Trade Organization. Following a video-conferenced meeting of permanent representatives – COREPER – on Monday morning (26 October), 25 out of …

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Steel, WTO leader selection, Mercosur at trade minister’s table

Protecting the steel industry, what to do with the EU Mercosur trade pact and finding common ground in the WTO director-general selection process were among the main topics discussed by trade ministers in Berlin today at an informal meeting hosted by the German presidency of the Council.