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WTO negotiation and institutional reform priorities: Stakeholder perspectives

July 9, 2020

Matteo Fiorini, Bernard Hoekman, Petros Mavroidis, Douglas Nelson, Robert Wolfe 09 July 2020

On 14 May 2020, Roberto Azevedo, the Director-General of the WTO, announced he would step down from his position at the end of August. In a previous column, we reported on findings from a recent survey relating to the attributes of candidates for the position that WTO members and the international trade community consider the most important. In this column, we turn to priorities for the next DG.
The survey
The survey ran between 5 June and 21 June 2020 on an online survey platform. The questionnaire was sent by email to all WTO delegations and distributed through e-mail and social media channels to trade practitioners using a contact list developed by the Global

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Selecting the next WTO Director-General: What the trade community thinks

July 8, 2020

Matteo Fiorini, Bernard Hoekman, Petros Mavroidis, Douglas Nelson, Robert Wolfe 08 July 2020

On 14 May 2020, Roberto Azevedo, the Director-General of the WTO, announced he would step down from his position at the end of August. Governments are now in the process of selecting candidates for the position.1 In contrast to other international organisations, the leadership appointment process is open and relatively transparent: WTO members take the ultimate decision, based on consensus. As part of a broader research project on global trade governance at the European University Institute, we implemented a survey to solicit views on what WTO members and the international trade community consider the most important attributes of candidates for the position.
The

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