New WTO Head Poised To Reignite Doha Talks

Law360, New York (May 8, 2013, 8:19 PM EDT) -- Brazil's Roberto Azevedo, poised to become the World Trade Organization's next director-general, will have the opportunity to plot a new course for the institution, which has been paralyzed by the long-stagnant Doha Round trade talks and hampered by poor staff morale, attorneys said Wednesday.

Azevedo beat out Mexico's former trade minister Herminio Blanco for the position, putting the career diplomat on track to become the first WTO director-general never to have held a ministerial-level rank as well as the first in the organization's history from Latin...
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