The Future of Trade: The Challenges of Convergence

Report of the Panel on Defining the Future of Trade convened by WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy

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The Panel on Defining the Future of Trade was established in 2012 to examine and analyse challenges to global trade opening in the 21st century. The Report looks at trade patterns and what it means to open global trade in the 21st century, bearing in mind the role of trade in contributing to sustainable development, growth, jobs and poverty alleviation



Biographies of the panellists

HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, born on April 22, 1938 in Jaffa, is the Chairman and Founder of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org). Founded in 1972, TAG-Org is an international professional services group, which operates out of its 73 offices in the Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan, India, Cyprus and China. It has representative offices in Europe and North America and non-exclusive strategic alliance agreements with various networks and individual firms, thus enabling it to choose a firm best suited to its clients’ needs in virtually every country in the world.


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