WTO faces fight for survival at make-or-break summit

GallagherBusiness Recorder
Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences

The WTO meets for a crunch summit in Indonesia this week billed as a do-or-die attempt to salvage an elusive deal on global commerce and, with it, the 159-member trade body”s own relevance…

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“By dumping the WTO unless it accedes in full to US demands, the US – despite all its rhetoric in favour of multilateral approaches – makes plain its intention to focus on trade treaties like the Trans-Pacific Partnership.”

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