The World Trade Organization faces an uphill battle to regain its place in the world. Negotiating is the key says Jesus Seade, one of the candidates to become the group's new director-general, in a DW interview.
The start of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) was postponed due to the coronavirus. Experts believe that the pandemic could help give the ambitious free trade project a boost.
The US government said Europe had not done enough to be in compliance with WTO decisions. The EU has called for intensified efforts to resolve the trade dispute.
A Nigerian woman and a Kenyan woman are among seven candidates to become the next director-general of the World Trade Organization. The others come from Egypt, South Korea, Mexico, Moldova and Britain.
German exports plunged over 30% in April year on year, marking the steepest fall yet since current records began in 1950. The coronavirus crisis and its accompanying lockdowns made it extremely hard to sell any goods.
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