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WTO Head Says ‘World is Watching’ as Canada, EU Iron Out Trade-Deal Kinks

Posted October 12, 2014

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Andy Blatchford – Canadian Press)

The director of the influential World Trade Organization says nations around the planet are keeping a close eye on how Canada and the European Union overcome the stumbling blocks of their ambitious trade agreement.

WTO chief Roberto Azevedo shared his thoughts about the Canada-EU pact in a recent interview and weighed in on concerns that some European countries might still try to sink the agreement.

Azevedo said obstacles in Canada-EU negotiations are to be expected, plus he believes they can provide teaching moments for trading nations around the globe. Read more here.