People demonstrate for the cancellation of patents on vaccines against Covid-19, in Geneva, Switzerland, on October 13. This is just one of the issues that could be discussed at the WTO’s ministerial meeting. Photo: EPA-EFE
People demonstrate for the cancellation of patents on vaccines against Covid-19, in Geneva, Switzerland, on October 13. This is just one of the issues that could be discussed at the WTO’s ministerial meeting. Photo: EPA-EFE
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

Can WTO serve up miracles when trade ministers meet?

  • The mood music from Washington may have improved amid a growing imperative to reach global agreements on trade. But decades of deadlock and procrastination leave most economists sceptical over what the 12th Ministerial Conference can deliver

People demonstrate for the cancellation of patents on vaccines against Covid-19, in Geneva, Switzerland, on October 13. This is just one of the issues that could be discussed at the WTO’s ministerial meeting. Photo: EPA-EFE
People demonstrate for the cancellation of patents on vaccines against Covid-19, in Geneva, Switzerland, on October 13. This is just one of the issues that could be discussed at the WTO’s ministerial meeting. Photo: EPA-EFE
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