Tasked with managing and liberalizing global trade, the World Trade Organization (WTO) plays a critical role in the increasingly interconnected global economy. Through active negotiation among the world’s trading nations, rule enforcement and dispute settlement, the WTO often serves as a forum for some of the most challenging and influential trade policy debates, which have far-reaching implications for global growth and development.
Reuters/Jose Manuel de la Maza - Leaders pose for the Mercosur trade bloc official picture at La Moneda Presidential Palace in downtown Santiago, in this November 24, 2014 handout courtesy of the Chilean Presidency.
A new trade agenda for the Americas
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On April 12, the Brookings Global-CERES Economic and Social Policy in Latin America Initiative (ESPLA) and the Integration and Trade Sector at the Inter-American Development Bank hosted a panel discussion on the future of trade in the Americas.
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Joshua P. Meltzer
Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for East Asia Policy Studies
Philip Knight Chair in Japan Studies
Walter D. Valdivia
Fellow, Governance Studies, Center for Technology Innovation
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