Recent WTO Deal Just A First Step, Chief Says

Law360, New York (January 7, 2014, 5:11 PM EST) -- A deal among World Trade Organization members to cut the red tape at borders and support trade in developing countries righted the ship for the globe's multilateral trading system, but WTO countries now need to determine a path forward, the organization's chief said Monday.

Speaking at a diplomatic seminar in Lisbon, Portugal, WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo applauded WTO members for coming together at the organization's recent ninth ministerial conference in Bali, Indonesia. During the summit, the members reached a deal — the first membershipwide agreement since...
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