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September 3, 2018  Venue: Asian Development Bank Institute, Tokyo

Dr. Yamashita participated in Distinguished Speaker Series: Report on Revitalizing Multilateral Governance at the World Trade Organization

Dr. Kazuhito Yamashita, Research Director of the Canon Institute for Global Studies(CIGS), participated in Distinguished Speaker Series: Report on Revitalizing Multilateral Governance at the World Trade Organization held by Asian Development Bank Institute, and made comments on the report by Dr.Bernard Hoekman, European University Institute, arguing for the reform of WTO making use of TPP.

Background
If international trade were not governed by rules, mere might would dictate what is right. The World Trade Organization (WTO) serves as a place where trade policy issues are addressed, disputes arbitrated, and legal frameworks derived and enforced. Through these functions, the WTO ensures that the rules of trade policy are inspired by fairness and reciprocity rather than national interest. It is more important than ever to vitalize the global public good that it represents against various threats that have been undermining it.

The Global Economic Dynamics project of the Bertelsmann Stiftung has called into life the High-Level Board of Experts on the Future of Global Trade Governance, composed of eminent experts and seasoned trade diplomats, to recommend policies to increase the WTO's effectiveness and salience.

Presentation by Dr. Yamashita
"For the establishment of new world trade rules"PDF: 1,964KB


→Related article by Dr. Yamashita
"Use the TPP to reform the WTO! - WTO reform is necessary to restrict China's actions"