December 11, 2018

DG Azevêdo: Economic research vital to strengthen trade cooperation

Addressing a WTO economic conference on 11 December 2018, entitled ‘Updating Trade Cooperation: An Economic View’, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo argued that current trade tensions provide an opportunity for the rules-based multilateral trading system to prove its value and for reforms to be deliberated in response to the evolving global economy. Sound analysis and strong evidence are vital in this effort, DG Azevêdo said in opening the conference, which looks at pressing issues in international trade cooperation from an economic angle. DG Azevêdo’s full speech is available below.

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