DDG Wolff urges WTO ministers to address the pandemic and make 2021 a year of action

Speaking to ministers from a cross-section of the WTO membership on 29 January, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff urged them to make 2021 “a year of substantial accomplishments” at the WTO by taking action on health, sustainability issues, and the joint statement initiatives. He urged that concluding agreements not be put off to the WTO Ministerial Conference later this year, particularly for an agreement to curb fisheries subsidies, which should be concluded in the next few months.