Brazil Proposes WTO Candidate for 2013

By Andrew Willis, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian government has nominated the country’s ambassador to the World Trade Organization, Roberto Azevedo, as a candidate to lead the international institution. The term of current WTO chief Pascal Lamy comes to an end on August 31st, 2013.

Azevedo has been Brazil’s representative to the WTO and other economic organizations based in Geneva, Switzerland, since 2008, leading the Brazilian delegation during the Doha round of talks for a multilateral trade agreement.

In a statement, Itamaraty, the seat of Brazil’s ministry of external relations, said that the . . .

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