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Global trade wars risk 'millions of jobs' – WTO chief

Oct 18, 2018 - 1:01 PM

'A continued escalation of tensions would pose real risks,' says World Trade Organization chief Roberto Azevedo

ROBERT AZEVEDO. World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevedo gestures after he speaks to reporters on February 22, 2017 in Geneva.File photo by Fabrice Coffrini / AFP

WTO chief says no 'indication' U.S. will quit body under Trump

Nov 24, 2016 - 8:40 PM

During his campaign which repeatedly attacked global trade deals President elect Trump calls the WTO a disaster and said the US could quit the Geneva based body Azevedo stresses it was premature to speculate on what Trump may do in office

TRUMP. President-elect Donald Trump walks through the lobby of the New York Times following a meeting with editors at the paper on November 22, 2016 in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

G20 nations pledge to boost trade despite growing protectionism

Jul 10, 2016 - 5:21 PM

UPDATED Nations pledge to oppose trade protectionism and reiterate a promise not to add new protective measures until 2018

SUMMIT. Ministers and their delegation members attend the opening session of the G20 Trade Ministers Meeting in Shanghai, China. China is the host country for this year's G20 Summit. Photo by Raj Wong/EPA

Liberia joins World Trade Organization

Dec 17, 2015 - 1:13 AM

WTO Director General Roberto Azevedo welcomed Liberia in the organisation and promising to support the west African nation

NEW MEMBER. Members of Liberia's delegation follow proceedings during Liberia's accession to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Nairobi. Photo by Tony Karumba/AFP

WTO hails 'historic' trade agreement

Dec 07, 2013 - 3:19 PM

UPDATED Simplification of customs procedures pledges to limit agricultural subsidies and aid for least developed countries are part of the new agreement

MILESTONE AGREEMENT. Indonesia's Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan (right) shakes hands with World Trade Organization (WTO) Director General Roberto Azevedo after the final agreement before the closing ceremony of the WTO conference in Nusa Dua, Indonesia. Photo from Agence France-Presse/Sonny Tumbelaka

WTO chief says global trade deal within reach

Oct 05, 2013 - 8:34 PM

Although the areas under negotiation are limited the gains can be enormous Azevedo says

CLOSE. World Trade Organization Director General Roberto Azevedo (L) talks to journalists during a joint press conference with Indonesian Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan on the sideline of the APEC Ministerial Meeting. Photo by Mast Irham/EPA

WTO set to pick new leader

May 06, 2013 - 11:57 AM

The World Trade Organization is close to choosing its next leader in a final round pitting Brazil against Mexico with the winner facing the tough task of restoring the clout of global commerce s rule setting body

FINAL CANDIDATES. Brazil's ambassador to the WTO, Roberto Azevedo (R) and Mexican economist and former minister Herminio Blanco, are the two final candidates to lead the World Trade Organization (WTO), which is set to have its first full-term leader from an emerging country, after the candidates of Brazil and Mexico made the final round to succeed Frenchman Pascal Lamy. Photos from AFP