25 Jul 2022

SIEL Newsletter No. 51 (Summer 2022)

In this edition of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) Newsletter, Peter Van den Bossche, WTI Director of Studies and President of SIEL, writes a commentary entitled "The WTO Lives … to Fight Another Day". Here is a sneak preview:

"Rejoice! The WTO is alive and ‘kicking’. The 12th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC12), held in Geneva from 12 to 17 June 2022, was enough of a success to restore our battered trust in the multilateral trading system and its principal institution, the WTO. After six days and five nights of arduous negotiations, WTO Members demonstrated that they are still willing and able to compromise to reach agreement, and this despite of, or perhaps because of, the multiple crises facing the world today, including an all-out war between two of the WTO’s Members. MC12 was a success if only because it did not end in failure. ... "

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