|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.