What’s the role of WTO in global trade policy? The WTO is not in a good shape today and multilateral trading arrangements are under considerable strain. At the same time, the COVID-19 crisis has made it clearer than ever that a common set of trade rules matter for the world economy. In a new book edited by Richard Baldwin and Simon Evenett, a group of trade experts put forward pragmatic ideas for how the WTO can be revived.
In this episode, Erik van der Marel talks to Simon Evenett about this new book ‘Revitalising Multilateralism. Pragmatic Ideas for the New WTO Director-General’.