Il Financial Times: Wto rischio collasso

Veti incrociati, uno stallo decennale, la Ministeriale della Wto a Bali rischia l’empasse definitivo. La mancanza di un accordo potrebbe mettere in forse la stabilità della stessa struuttura di Rue de Lausanne. Possibile vie d’uscita? Accordi specifici su temi specifici, ma la possibilità non è dietro l’angolo. Il blocco definitivo della Wto sarebbe un primo passo importante per fermare l’ondata liberista, ma non l’ultimo: dai bilaterali, tra cui TTIP tra USA ed UE, agli accordi regionali, la volontà di potenza delle éelite economiche non conosce ostacoli.

World trade talks face collapse, warns Roberto AzevêdoFT
by Shawn Donnan in London

Talks to reach the first global trade deal in the WTO’s 18-year life face collapse, unless members narrow differences before next week’s ministerial meeting, the organisation’s chief warns.
After weeks of talks, negotiators in Geneva were last week on the cusp of sealing a deal after the US and leading developing economies appeared to resolve stand-offs on agriculture and development issues. But marathon talks over the weekend over what most see as the main pillar of a deal in Bali next week – new global rules to reduce red tape at borders – failed to secure an agreement. Participants said they feared India may try to reopen talks on a food security programme that has proved one of the most contentious parts of the agenda.

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