Global Trade Developments and the Future of the World Trade Organization

The Global Business and Economics (GBE) program co-hosted, with the South Asia Center, a discussion with WTO Deputy Director-General Ambassador Alan Wolff. The conversation focused on the latest global trade developments and the future of the WTO. South Asia Center Senior Fellow Mark Linscott moderated the session. In addition, Marie Kasperek, deputy director of the GBE program, conducted an exclusive interview with Amb. Wolff. They discussed in detail the prospects for a resolution of the WTO crisis, the re-occurring threat of the United States pulling out of the global trading body altogether, and the potential significance of a Sino-US trade deal for the institution’s rulebook.