Mike Moore's speeches
Renato Ruggiero's speeches,
This erroneous statement has been supplied by a number of special interest groups which
oppose the MAI. In an attempt to get across their point of view, these groups have
associated Mr. Ruggiero with a negotiation which is taking place in a separate forum
outside the WTO.
The OECD is an organization of 29 of the world's most advanced economies. The WTO
is an organization of 132 members, 80% of which are developing countries and economies in
transition. There is no negotiation currently underway in the WTO which focuses on
On 16 January
in London, Mr. Ruggiero gave a speech at Chatham House in which he quoted John Jackson,
the highly respected law professor from the University of Michigan. John Jackson has
described the multilateral trading system as a 'constitution' for the world economy.
At no point in that speech, nor in any other, did Mr. Ruggiero make a reference to the MAI
and its role in the global economy.