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WTO director-general to end term early
The head of the World Trade Organization will step down, a year before his term is due to expire. The Geneva-based body confirmed Roberto Azevedo would resign at the end of August.
World Trade Organization in trouble: What you need to know
14 Dec 2019
The World Trade Organization is facing the biggest crisis in its 25-year history. The US has blocked the hiring of judges to the WTO's appeals body — which rules in trade disputes — to the point where just one remains.
WTO judge blockage could prove 'the beginning of the end'
11 Dec 2019
The World Trade Organization is facing a major crisis as its appellate body loses its ability to rule on new dispute cases. The US has been blocking the appointment of new judges to protest the way the WTO does business.
Trump on trade: EU 'almost as Bad' as China, WTO must 'shape up'
1 Sep 2018
In an exclusive Bloomberg Interview, President Donald Trump spoke out on trade with Europe and threatened to remove the United States from the World Trade Organization.