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
Date Written: April 1, 2013
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
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