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Tony Salvador, legal counsel, Initiatives for Dialogue and Empowerment through Alternative Legal Services (IDEALS)


This session will examine whether adding the proposed new issues (including e‑commerce, investment and government procurement) to the WTO would help ensure that trade is more inclusive. Panellists will highlight the potential implications for SMEs, women, workers and developing countries if these new issues reflect the rules in megaregionals including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

The session will also explore the potential impact on the inclusivity of trade if the Doha Round is not concluded and longstanding developing country proposals at the WTO are not agreed to.


  • Michael Wamai, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Uganda to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations at Geneva
  • Elisabeth Tuerk, Chief, International Investment Agreements Section, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (TBC)
  • Georgios Altintzis, Economic & Social Policy, International Trade Union Confederation;
  • Prerna Bomzan, Advocacy Co-ordinator, LDC Watch
  • Sanya Reid Smith, Legal Advisor and Senior Researcher, Third World Network