WTO Needs US, US Needs WTO, Chief Tells US Chamber

Law360, New York (March 10, 2014, 10:22 PM EDT) -- World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevedo said Monday that it needs the U.S. — which played an integral role in a new agreement boosting the body's trade-negotiating arm — and the U.S. needs the WTO in order to access new markets for its exports.

Speaking at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce roundtable in Washington, D.C., Azevedo said U.S. businesses were instrumental in facilitating a December deal on a package of trade concessions that was reached among the WTO's members during a ministerial conference held in Bali,...
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