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 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