By Bryce Baschuk(Bloomberg) — On the grounds of the World Trade Organization’s headquarters in Geneva sits a traditional Chinese garden with a stone gate that bears the inscription: “A glimpse of hope in a time of despair.”A gift from Beijing in less volatile times, it’s a fitting slogan at a moment when the WTO’s plan […]

LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – From laying down the law on fossil fuel subsidies to promoting low-carbon supply chains, there is no shortage of ways in which the World Trade Organization could be at the forefront of the global fight against climate change. The question for trade chiefs from 164 countries gathering in Geneva next […]

Biden is in no rush to revive the World Trade Organization from the deep freeze that Trump pushed it into. BY SARAH ANNE AARUP GENEVA — U.S. President Joe Biden declared back in February that “America is back,” but it doesn’t feel that way in Geneva. In the run-up to the World Trade Organization’s most important gathering — […]

“The Hub with Wang Guan” has a frank and thorough discussion with Pascal Lamy, former WTO director-general (2005-2013) and president of the Paris Peace Forum, and looks into pressing issues such as China-U.S. trade relations and the economic impact of digitalization and climate change. Lamy draws on his experience and insight to suggest ways to […]

“What is risking move on open trade at present is more precaution than protection,” said Pascal Lamy, the former Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). While protection is about protecting domestic firms, precaution is about protecting ‘people’ from the risks in health, environment, or digital spaces. “Precautionism is more difficult to address than protectionism […]

Interview de Pascal Lamy, président du Forum de Paris pour la Paix sur LCI Lien vers l’interview