The WTO Needs Reform, But There’s a Context

In the early days when I helped to launch a venture in Geneva that enabled trade policy to become a better tool for sustainable development, there were so many visions about what the World Trade Organization (WTO) meant and what it might become.

Ultimately, there was really only one compelling idea: empower members and advocates from around the globe to interact within an informed context of trade and work with the institution as it actually existed. It was-and remains-a fundamental point.