WTO Ministerial Conference: Dr Richard Record, Senior Economist and Trade Specialist, World Bank

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At the WTO Ministerial Conference we spoke to Dr Richard Record, Senior Economist and Trade Specialist in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Sector Department (East Asia and Pacific Region) at the World Bank, about the role of trade in the post-2015 agenda. Richard responded that trade will be just as relevant for countries post-2015, even though the post-2015 framework itself may become less relevant for middle-income countries. He believed that countries will still be looking to improve trade facilitation, gain better market access, improve competitiveness and become more integrated into GVCs.
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