Tag Archives: Director-General of The World Trade Organization (2005-2013)

‘China Shock’ Still Shakes World Grappling With Trade’s Future

By Bryce Baschuk and Enda Curran4 décembre 2021, 22:00 UTC+1 Twenty years after China’s ascent into the World Trade Organization, governments around the world are grappling with how to handle the exporting juggernaut for the next two decades. While it’s largely agreed even by those who brought China into the global trading tent that its entry hasn’t played […]

Pascal Lamy: en crise, “l’OMC est handicapée mais pas paralysée”

L’Organisation mondiale du commerce (OMC) est en crise, et l’annulation de sa réunion ministérielle pour cause de variant Omicron n’arrange pas les choses. Son ancien directeur Pascal Lamy refuse cependant de parler de paralysie. L’économie mondiale s’était fortement redressée après la première phase de la pandémie, au point de provoquer des pénuries et de l’inflation. […]

Interview – Pascal Lamy : «Les Etats-Unis donnent l’impression de ne plus vouloir de l’OMC»

Le haut fonctionnaire français qui a dirigé durant huit ans l’Organisation mondiale du commerce revient sur les tensions qui la mettent en péril. Selon lui, si les Américains tentés par le protectionnisme ne reviennent pas à la table des discussions, il faut «imaginer un système pour avancer sans eux, mais avec les Chinois». par Anne-Sophie Lechevallierpublié […]

WTO Future Grows Cloudier in a World Torn By Covid: Supply Lines

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 […]

Analysis: Big climate change job awaits WTO – if it can step up

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 […]

‘All talk and no walk’: America ain’t back at the WTO

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 — […]