U.S. committed to WTO and wants it to succeed, trade rep Tai says

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By Emma Farge GENEVA (Reuters) – U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai on Thursday affirmed the Biden administration’s commitment to the World Trade Organization (WTO), saying that reforms were possible as the body readies for a major ministerial conference next month. The 25-year-old global trade body is facing questions about its relevance and director-general Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is under pressure to deliver quick reforms and clinch its first multilateral trade deal in years at the Nov. 30-Dec. 3 meeting. “The Biden-Harris Administration believes that trade – and the WTO – can and should b…

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