Why is WTO reform so difficult?

In this photo illustration a World Trade Organization (WTO) logo is seen on a smartphone screen. (Photo by Pavlo Gonchar / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)No Use Germany.

Mireya Solís, director of the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings, joins David Dollar for a conversation on reforming and modernizing the World Trade Organization so that it can meet today’s challenges, which include response to the pandemic, shoring up global supply chains, increasing living standards, and environmental sustainability. Solís highlights erosion in the WTO’s three central functions and asks whether its members can prevent it from becoming irrelevant.

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