The WTO at a Crossroads: Destination, Doha. Pitstop, Bali. Opportunities for Reform of the World Trading System

EUI Global Governance Program Policy Brief, Issue 2013/2

Posted: 14 Jul 2016

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Carlo Maria Cantore

University of Antwerp

Anna-Alexandra Marhold

Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden Law School

Date Written: April 1, 2013

Abstract

Trade experts gathered at the European University Institute (EUI) to talk about the major challenges the World Trade Organization (WTO) is facing, more in particular in light of the upcoming Ministerial Conference in Bali (December 2013). Topics of discussion included the shift towards “plurilateral” agreements and what outcome to expect in Bali. Participants saw eye to eye on the fact that the Conference will be a decisive moment and a critical opportunity to ensure that the WTO stays relevant in the governance of the global trade regime. In other words, the pit stop at Bali is vital for the WTO to reach its destination: Doha.

Keywords: Trade Law, International Economic Law, WTO, Doha Round, Plurilateral Agreements, PTAs

JEL Classification: K33, F15, F1, F13

Suggested Citation

Cantore, Carlo Maria and Marhold, Anna-Alexandra, The WTO at a Crossroads: Destination, Doha. Pitstop, Bali. Opportunities for Reform of the World Trading System (April 1, 2013). EUI Global Governance Program Policy Brief, Issue 2013/2. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2809183

Carlo Maria Cantore

University of Antwerp ( email )

Prinsstraat 13
Antwerp, Antwerp 2000
Belgium

Anna-Alexandra Marhold (Contact Author)

Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden Law School ( email )

Leiden University Law Faculty
P.O. Box 9520
Leiden, 2300 RA
Netherlands

HOME PAGE: http://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/staffmembers/anna-alexandra-marhold/publications#tab-1

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