A lunch discussion on the future of the WTO and a global trade system.
The relevance and integrity of the global trading system are challenged. Last year, both the EU and Canada put forward proposals for reforming the World Trade Organisation, with the ambition of breaking the deadlock in appointments to the WTO Appellate Body and bringing new direction to trade negotiations. Together with other like-minded WTO members, Canada wants to have a constructive dialogue that can help address weaknesses in the rules and institutions of global trade policy.
We cordially invite you to join ECIPE for a lunch event with His Excellency Stephen de Boer, Canadian Ambassador to the World Trade Organization.
– What is the current status of talks in Geneva over WTO reform?
– What needs to be done to make the WTO fit for 21st-century challenges?
– How can the US administration be engaged in effective cooperation?
– How can developing countries contribute to the discussion on reform?