September 14, 2018

DG Azevêdo welcomes G20 focus on improving the WTO to meet “current and future challenges”

Director-General Roberto Azevêdo briefed G20 trade ministers at their meeting in Mar del Plata, Argentina (14 September) on the current situation in global trade, including the rising tensions between major trading partners and the role of the WTO in easing those tensions. The ministerial statement arising from the meeting recognized “the urgent need to discuss current events in international trade and ways to improve the WTO to face current and future challenges”. The statement was welcomed by DG Azevêdo.

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