November 13, 2019

DDG Wolff: “There is a proven correlation between peace and open trade”

In a speech delivered to the 2019 Paris Peace Forum on 13 November, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff said trade is an essential foundation for economic stability which in turn makes peace more possible and the expansion of trade more achievable. He warned that failing to address the current challenges to the multilateral trading system, including the need to reach new enforceable trade agreements and repairing the WTO’s dispute settlement system, poses “unacceptable risks.” The text of his speech is below:

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