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Members call for fresh thinking on WTO’s negotiating function

The WTO would function better if it could become more flexible in drawing on cross-cutting expertise both from within the organisation and from external stakeholders. This was one of a range of messages floated at this week’s meeting of the WTO’s general council, as discussions picked up speed on how …

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WTO Corner: Industrial and fish subsidies in focus

This week was a lot about putting up a public show, with Botswana’s president Mokgweetsi Masisi giving the second Presidential Lecture at WTO headquarters and director-general Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala playing star at an event co-organised with the global football federation FIFA on ‘Making Trade Score For Women’. In the quieter nooks …