DDG Wolff outlines possible responses to calls for WTO reform

Speaking at a virtual event hosted by Chatham House in London on 13 January, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff outlined his views on possible responses to calls for reform of the WTO. He focused on issues such as improving the WTO’s negotiating function and decision-making, better accountability in dispute settlement, and other structural reforms. “The status quo is unsustainable to meet the full range of challenges,” he declared. His remarks are below.