Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics

The Trade Hot Topics series provides concise and informative analyses of various trade and trade-related issues which are prepared both by Commonwealth Secretariat and international experts.


Ways Forward for the Multilateral Trading System

Since the breakdown of the July 2008 Mini-Ministerial of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and due to the renewed apprehension regarding the rise of protectionism and possible proliferation of Free Trade Areas, concerns have been expressed about the future of the multilateral trading system. This issue of Trade Hot Topics highlights five key interrelated areas that need to be acted upon to strengthen the WTO-led multilateral trading system.


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