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The WTO's record in addressing trade-distorting subsidies: An Assessment of its record and proposals for improving its performance



Friday 5 October
16:30 - 18:30 — Room W


International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)


Economic Growth

Documents associated with this session


  • Introduction:
    Mr. David Runnalls
    , President & Chief Executive Officer of IISD

  • Mr. Pablo Klein, Permanent Mission of Mexico, WTO, Geneva — Overview by a trade delegate on general impression of strengths and weaknesses (or successes and failures) of WTO on disciplining subsidies
    Mr. Ron Steenblik, Director of Research GSI/IISD — Review of issues related to notifications and plans to improve them
    Mr. Michael Thöne, Cologne University — Finanzwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut (FiFo) — on the challenge of providing a comprehensive WTO subsidy notification as seen from the notifying country's perspective



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