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Azevedo’s headache as WTO members gear up for meeting

Published on December 09, 2015

But he will need an extra muscle to sustain his expectation of a good outcome from the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Tenth Ministerial Conference that kicks off in Nairobi next Tuesday.

In his two years as the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director General, he has used every available opportunity to exude confidence that members of the trade organisation will finally end a trade dispute that has pitted rich nations and poor nations since 2001.

His optimism will be severely tested in the face of a possible explosion of the organisation that he took over leadership in 2013. An explosion because both rich and poor nations are increasingly losing patience with the WTO as a platform to make global trade serve or protect their economic interests. Read more. Source | Media Max