Agence France-PresseMay 8, 2013 16:30
Trading nations must battle protectionism and inject life into stalled negotiations on liberalising global commerce, incoming WTO head Roberto Azevedo said Wednesday.
Azevedo, whose homeland of Brazil has been accused of protectionist policies by other countries, said nations were at fault worldwide.
"Protectionism is widespread, I wouldn't concentrate it in any one, two or three members of the WTO. I think we have to be watchful," Azevedo told reporters just hours after being designated at director general of the World Trade Organization.