Biden administration joins call for ‘swift appointment’ of new WTO head

February 2, 2021 Politico 0 Comments

The United States supports quickly ending the impasse the Trump administration created over the selection of the next director general for the World Trade Organization, a top Swiss official said Friday.

“Members stressed the urgency of the swift appointment of a new WTO director general, as well as the confirmation of the date and venue of the 12th Ministerial Conference,” Swiss Economic Affairs Minister Guy Parmelin said in his closing statement at virtual meeting of senior trade officials from 29 WTO members, including the United States. “Ministers reiterated their determination to maintain a credible multilateral trading system and to restore a climate of mutual trust.” Read More.

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