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WTO Breakthroughs Fail to Mask Serious Structural Problems

Posted November 20, 2014

Under International Trade Issues

(Shawn Donnan – Financial Times)

When India and the US last week ended a dispute that had paralysed the World Trade Organisation, it drew cheers from business groups: multilateralism is back.

Together with another deal struck with China a few days earlier to unlock negotiations on updating the rules on trade in IT products, the deal in India seemed to put things back on track at the WTO.

But is that really the lesson the corporate world should take from the events of the past week? Read more here.