Race for the WTO director-general job : seven candidates speak
Title: Race for the WTO director-general job : seven candidates speak
Citation: London : Centre for Economic Policy Research, 2013
The race for Director-General (DG) of the WTO has never attracted so much interest. Indeed, this is the first time ever nine individuals from different parts of the globe, all with extensive experience in the area of trade policy, have thrown their hat into the ring and declared their will to head the WTO in the years to come. The set of candidates includes three women; four currently are Ministers in the sitting governments of their countries; and three others have had Ministerial experience. Three of the nine are from OECD member countries (Korea, Mexico and New Zealand); five originate in what the World Bank defines as middle-income countries (Brazil, Costa Rica, Ghana, Indonesia, and Jordan) and one comes from a low-income country, Kenya. However, as a result of one of the many idiosyncrasies of the WTO, Korea and Mexico are not regarded as ‘developed countries’ in the WTO. Thus, eight of the nine candidates are from what are characterised as developing countries in the WTO.
Table of Contents:
-- Foreword vii -- Introduction: The choice of a new WTO Director-General 11, Bernard M. Hoekman and Petros C. Mavroidis -- Challenges and way forward of the WTO 19, Taeho Bark -- A vision for the WTO 24, Anabel González -- WTO: At the crossroads 29, Tim Groser -- Strengthening the WTO 37, Ahmad Thougan Hindawi -- Building a new trade consensus 49, Alan Kyerematen -- Consolidation and adaptation to new challenges 54, Amina Mohamed -- The multilateral trading system and WTO: Challenges and priorities 65, Mari Pangestu
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