Apr 21, 2008

Lamy Continues To Talk Up Propsects Of WTO Breakthrough

Trade Minister Phil Goff is giving a major speech on trade policy in Wellington on Wednesday. It will be interesting to see how positive he is about a breakthrough. WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy is meanwhile travelling the world talking up progess and the chances of the long expected and much delayed WTO Ministerial meeting happening in mid-May. There are a number of people telling The Hive that this is all spin and that the chances of real progress occuring is slim. We hope they are wrong as there would be nothing better for the current challenges being faced by the world economy than a further does of liberalisation.