Azevedo tries to revive WTO consultations

Azevedo tries to revive WTO consultations

WTO leader says time is now for member countries to evaluate path forward and whether talks can be revived.

WORLD Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevedo told a meeting of WTO ambassadors on Sept. 15 that they "must begin a period of intensive and comprehensive consultations starting now" on advancing the Bali package.

The WTO talks hit another roadblock this summer when ministers missed a self-imposed deadline to implement the Trade Facilitation Agreement reached in Bali last year. Azevedo said at the time that the negotiators would need to

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