October 9, 2019

DDG Wolff: Acceding countries are best champions of trading system “as a support for peace”

Speaking at a session on “Trade for peace through WTO accessions” at the Public Forum on 9 October, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff said the enthusiasm of newly acceding countries for using WTO membership as a peacebuilding instrument “is a reason for optimism” at a time of uncertainty for world trade. He underlined the importance of the “Trade for Peace” initiative for deepening understanding on how fragile and conflict-affected countries can use trade, the WTO and its accession process to create greater stability and promote sustainable peace. This is what he said:

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