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Lamy calls on global co-operation for the smooth flow of trade

Director-General Pascal Lamy, in the presenting his annual report on developments in the international trading environment on 9 December 2010, said: “The global financial and economic crisis and the WTO’s trade-monitoring exercise have shown the importance of increased transparency for the smooth functioning of the multilateral trading system. Again, progress in this area depends on active participation by all Members. The comprehensive, accurate and neutral nature of the monitoring reports can be ensured only through an active participation of all delegations. I would therefore like once again to urge you all to continue actively participating in the monitoring exercise through the timely provision of initial information and the subsequent verification of individual measures.”