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Opinion: The WTO drifts toward irrelevance

The WTO is a relatively cheap international organization, but it has achieved very little since it was created in 1995. It will not likely disappear, especially if it keeps a low profile and transforms bilateral deals driven by politics into multilateral deals. That would be less useful than if it could become a body that calculates and collects fines from those who violate simple rules – with no exceptions.

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