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WTO

The World Trade Organization and its predecessors have spurred the growth of international trade and global engagement since the 1940’s. But WTO rules now need to evolve to adjudicate modern and more complex trade frictions. WTO reform has become essential to ensure the continued existence of a rules-based system to organize global trade flows.

Our WTO experts & contributors

Get access to proven experience and fresh thinking in cross-border trade, policy and business. Drawn from a wide range of disciplines and sectors, our experts offer valuable views and opinions on achieving sustainable global trade.

Stephen Olson

Research Fellow, Hinrich Foundation

Areas of expertise

Sustainable trade
WTO
Trade negotiations
Free trade agreements
Tariffs & non-tariff barriers

Stewart Paterson

Research Fellow, Hinrich Foundation

Areas of expertise

Macroeconomics
Monetary policy
Political economy

Clete Willems

Partner, Akin Gump

Areas of expertise

Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States
International trade policy
World Trade Organization (WTO) Dispute Resolution and Counseling

Simon J. Evenett

Professor of International Trade and Economic Development and MBA Director, University of St. Gallen

Areas of expertise

International trade policy
National competition law
Economic development

Henry Gao

Associate professor of law, Singapore Management University and Dongfang Scholar Chair Professor at the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade

Areas of expertise

WTO
China economic policy
International law

Weihuan Zhou

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, UNSW Sydney, Australia

Areas of expertise

WTO
Trade disputes and remedies
Free trade agreements
China's economic reform

Lauren Kyger

Digital Content Manager, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations

Areas of expertise

US-China trade
Foreign direct investment
Digital trade

Andrea Durkin

Editor-in-Chief, TradeVistas

Areas of expertise

US-China relations
WTO
Tariffs and trade barriers

Alice Calder

Freelance writer and economist

Areas of expertise

Immigration and international trade
Innovation and entrepreneurship
Economics and culture

Anne Kim

Editor, Washington Monthly, and Author of Abandoned: America’s Lost Youth and the Crisis of Disconnection

Orit Frenkel

President, Frenkel Strategies and Executive Director, American Leadership Initiative

Dan Ikenson

Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies

Scott Miller

Senior adviser, CSIS

Raymond J. Keating

Chief Economist, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council)

William Reinsch

Senior Adviser, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Alan Wolff

Deputy Director-General, World Trade Organization

Michael Unger

Adjunct Fellow, Scholl Chair in International Business, CSIS

Bruce Hirsh

Principal and Founder, Tailwind Global Strategies LLC

Christine McDaniel

Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center