Pascal Lamy: Looking back, moving forward

29 July 2013


After heading the WTO for eight years, Pascal Lamy offers his farewell remarks. Despite global turmoil including the Great Trade Collapse and an historic shift of economic power towards emerging markets, the WTO is larger and stronger. Regional trade arrangements can contribute trade opening but they are not sufficient. There is no escape from achieving positive results in the Doha Round, but this requires adjusting the agenda to today's realities by adding new elements.

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