How can the interaction of competition and trade policy contribute to economic development?

The relationship between trade and competition is well-established, complex and, from the point of view of some WTO Members, controversial. The economic crisis gripping the world has brought governments under increasing protectionist pressures and has once again raised calls from some quarters for greater coherence between trade and competition policies. But others question the extent to which such policies are indeed complementary. Eduardo Perez Mota, president of Mexico's Federal Competition Commission, discussed these complex issues with Keith Rockwell, WTO Spokesperson.

This debate was recorded on the sidelines of the WTO Public Forum 2009.

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