The North-South Institute



Roderick Abbott, former Deputy Director-General of the WTO on International Trade

Oct 1 2012

NSI hosted a meeting with Roderick Abbott who discussed issues relating to international trade with NSI staff, government representatives and CSOs. His discussion was based on two themes, international trade and poverty as issues close to WTO’s concern, such as ‘subsidising imports’ and ‘ controlling exports’. He also spoke about the BRICS and what they might hope to achieve in international trade and development, as well as the issues on Free and Prior Informed Consent principles and practice.