The Heat: WTO meeting

The Heat

Ambassadors discuss before the opening ceremony of the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) at the headquarters of the World Trade Organization (WTO), in Geneva, on June 12, 2022. – The World Trade Organization chief voiced cautious optimism on June 12, 2022, as global trade ministers gather to tackle food security threatened by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, overfishing and equitable access to Covid vaccines. (Photo by MARTIAL TREZZINI / POOL / AFP)

WTO Director-General, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, urged members to go the extra mile to craft an agreement.

And, in fact, they are going an extra day. The meeting of trade ministers had been due to finish on Wednesday but will now continue until Thursday afternoon.

John Bevir reports from Geneva.

To discuss:

  • Yan Liang is Endowed Chair and Professor of Economics at Willamette University.
  • Gilson Schwartz is a professor of economics at University of Sao Paulo.
  • John Quelch is Dean of the University of Miami Herbert Business School.
  • Henry Wang is Founder and President of the Center for China & Globalization.

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