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WTO Director General

(Daily News)
February 22, 2017

World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevêdo said the WTO has a lot of "gray areas" on tax policy, leaving open the possibility that the House Republicans' border adjustability tax plan could be constructed to align with U.S. international obligations while not commenting on the specifics of the proposal.


(Daily News)
February 01, 2017

World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevêdo will meet with a select group of ambassadors on Feb. 3 to vet potential outcomes for the WTO's 11th ministerial conference in December, with negotiations on fisheries emerging as the most likely area in which members could reach an agreement.


(In Trade)
January 20, 2017

“I have heard a lot of talk about protectionism and trade wars this week. That would destroy jobs, not create them. I am urging everyone to show caution and leadership.”


(In Trade)
January 20, 2017

“I have heard a lot of talk about protectionism and trade wars this week. That would destroy jobs, not create them. I am urging everyone to show caution and leadership.”


(In Trade)
January 04, 2017

“I would welcome the opportunity to continue working to strengthen the multilateral trading system in the service of growth and development around the world.”


(In Trade)
December 13, 2016

“Failure to make the case for inclusive trade could pave the way to increased protectionism in the future.”


(Daily News)
December 07, 2016

What was supposed to be the closing ministerial for a tariff-cutting Environmental Goods Agreement was blown up after China submitted a late product list that was not close to aligning with positions that other members of the negotiations were coalescing around and nearing agreement on, according to multiple sources.


(In Trade)
November 18, 2016

“We must also respond to the clear sense among some communities, particularly in advanced economies, that trade is not working for them.”


(Daily News)
November 03, 2016

World Trade Organization Director General Roberto Azevedo on Nov. 3 formally announced his intent to seek a second four-year term in a letter circulated to members.


(In Trade)
October 07, 2016

“The reality is that jobs are at risk today due to technological advances that were thought nearly impossible just a few years ago.”


(Daily News)
October 06, 2016

The United States' case against China over its use of domestic subsidies will likely affect the World Trade Organization's larger negotiations on domestic support in agriculture, but it is still unclear if that impact will help or hurt the talks, according to WTO-Director General Roberto Azevedo.


(In Trade)
September 27, 2016

Liam Fox says the UK plans to maintain the same schedule of concessions at the WTO after it leaves the EU.


(In Trade)
September 27, 2016

Azevêdo: “We need to make sure that this does not translate into misguided policies that could make the situation much worse.”


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