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2012 WTO Public Forum

The objective of this session is to explore whether the present impasse in the Doha negotiations can be broken by focusing on the original development objectives of the Doha Round and to suggest ways of moving ahead. At 01:10:32, Andrew Cornford, an expert on finance and globalization issues from the Observatoire de la Finance, Geneva, presents about GATS rules for international trade in banking services.

2011 WTO Public Forum

Listen to the discussion on the future of trade in financial services: safeguarding stability at the 2011 WTO Public Forum. GTW Director Lori Wallach, Central Bank of Ecuador General Banking Director Andres Arauz, Third World Network Senior Researcher Sanya Reid Smith, South African Labour Research Institute Director Etienne Vlok and Permanent Mission of Kenya to the WTO Counsellor of Trade Daniel Owoko discuss WTO financial services rules in the context of the global trend towards enhanced financial regulation.

2010 WTO Public Forum

Check out the debate about WTO and financial deregulation at the 2010 WTO Public Forum. GTW Director Lori Wallach, Canadian GATS expert Ellen Gould, UN Stiglitz Commission member Pedro Paez and Director of WTO Trade in Services, Abdel-Hamid Mamdouh discuss the ins and outs of the WTO financial services rules.

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