Explainer: How Can the World Trade Organization be Improved?

Marianne Schneider-Petsinger explains the three key functions of the WTO and the current challenges facing each of these functions.

Explainer Video Updated 14 September 2022 Published 15 September 2020 4 minute watch

Explainer: How Can the World Trade Organization be Improved?

— Marianne Schneider-Petsinger explains the three key functions of the WTO and the current challenges facing each of these functions.

Marianne Schneider-Petsinger

Former Senior Research Fellow, Global Economy and Finance Programme; Project Director, Global Trade Policy Forum

With trade tensions increasingly politicized, a key appeals process suspended and COVID-19 creating huge economic challenges, a modernized and fully functioning WTO is more essential than ever.

This video explainer serves as an introduction to a Chatham House research paper in which Marianne examines the conditions for WTO reform.