Reforming the World Trade Organization

Prospects for Transatlantic Cooperation and the Global Trade System

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 paper makes the case for transatlantic cooperation as a necessary, though insufficient alone, condition for WTO reform.

Research paper ISBN: 978 1 78413 419 8

World Trade Organization headquarters in Geneva. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini / Contributor / Getty Images
— World Trade Organization headquarters in Geneva. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini / Contributor / Getty Images

Marianne Schneider-Petsinger

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