What Selection Of Next WTO Chief Says About The System

Law360, New York (January 16, 2013, 12:04 PM EST) -- For many businesses, what happens at the World Trade Organization is little understood and the major institutional changes that occur typically not followed. With the challenges the WTO has faced in areas outside of dispute settlement and the seemingly limited ability to move forward on an agenda supported by major trading nations, the lack of awareness or interest may be understandable. Moreover, the WTO is a “member-driven” organization, meaning that the WTO staff, including the director-general, have limited powers if the major members are not able...
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