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8 Mar 2021


Manfred Elsig talks about the Challenges the WTO faces on Swiss-Italian TV

Manfred Elsig, Deputy Managing Director and Director of Research of the WTI, shared his views in the 5 March episode of "Tempi moderni", a programme produced by the Swiss-Italian broadcaster "Radio Svizzera Italiana" (RSI).

(Text directly taken and translated from the RSI website):

WTO, the challenge of reforms

- The World Trade Organization faced with the need to change outdated rules -

"Protesters who took to the streets to protest the Seattle ministerial summit in 1999 saw the WTO as a powerful organization capable of influencing global destinies.

Today, the Geneva-based organization appears much less relevant, cornered by outdated geopolitical balances, free trade agreements, and the trade war between China and the United States.

A challenge for the new director general Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who wants to relaunch the debate on increasingly necessary reforms".

Click here to watch the full programme (in Italian only).

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