WTO launch of Halting the Spread of Protectionism

 

 

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EVENT:
 
Wednesday, 10th December 2008
 
E-Book launch at the WTO for What world leaders must do to halt the spread of protectionism

 

Edited by Richard Baldwin (Graduate Institute) and Simon Evenett (St. Gallen). A VoxEU.org Publication.

 
The launch was chaired by: Bruce Gosper, Australian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization, and Chairman of the WTO’s General Council.
 
Since the strenuous political efforts to get the Doha Round back on track failed between the time the Ebook was published on 4 December and this meeting, the presentation by three of the authors – Richard Baldwin, Simon Evenett and Jeff Schott – were not just a summary of the book’s contents. They presented novel ideas on what to do on trade without the Doha Round.
 

After a lively discussion with several of the WTO Ambassadors in attendance, Baldwin and Evenett wrote a short proposal – posted 13 December 2008 on VoxEU.org, Restoring the G20's credibility on trade: Plan B and the WTO trade talks.