Can the U.S. and Allies Agree on WTO Reform?
AICGS Geoeconomics Program Director Peter Rashish spoke on a panel on “Can the U.S. and Allies Agree on WTO Reform?” at the Hudson Institute on March 13, 2019.
About the panel
At the Buenos Aires WTO ministerial meeting in December, the U.S., the EU, and Japan agreed to work intensively to address shortcomings in the operations and rules of the WTO. Motivating the effort is the rise of mercantilist China, its flaunting of existing rules on intellectual property rights and subsidies, and its renewed support for state owned enterprises. Additionally, the U.S. critiques the plodding pace, overreach, and improper interpretation of rules by the WTO’s dispute settlement body. Participants will discuss these and other concerns regarding WTO reform.
Stephen P. Vaughn, General Counsel, Office of the US Trade Representative
Paul Linnarz (Moderator), Head of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Washington, D.C. office
Thomas J. Duesterberg, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Takeshi Komoto, Minster of Trade, Industry/Business, and Energy, Embassy of Japan
Peter Rashish, Senior Fellow and Director, Geoeconomics Program, American Institute for Contemporary German Studies
Peter Rough, Fellow, Hudson Institute
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